Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
When he hears that the new female employee digs ambitious men who are the store employee of the month, a slacker gets his act together but finds himself in competition with his rival, an ambitious co-worker.
A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help ... See full summary »
Dustin, an amiable guy, is in love with Alexis, a coworker. When she tells him she just wants to be friends, he hires his roommate Tank, a fast-talking, amoral scoundrel who has a side business: men whose women have dumped them hire Tank to take their ex-girlfriends out on the date from Hell, to drive the women back into their old boyfriends' arms. He takes out Alexis who, against her better judgment, decides she needs some randy fun, so Tank is in a quandary: take Alexis up on her offer, or stay true to his friend. More complications ensue as the wedding of Alexis's sister approaches. Tank seeks advice from his father, Dustin pursues Alexis, and questions of self-worth need answers. Written by
Dane Cook's character Tank's real name in the movie is Sherman which is also the name of the main tank used by U.S. armed forces during WW2. See more »
While Alexis is getting ready for her first date with Tank, she had a margarita in her left hand. Her roommate walks toward her with a leopard-print blouse. Mid-sentence, the camera angle changes, Alexis is wearing the leopard-print blouse and black scarf, and the margarita is in her right hand. See more »
Easy, Urlacher. Ever notice it's the linebackers concerned with people not eating? If the pussy police here would stop ordering her french fries tempura...
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Well, congratulations. I'm sure he was probably delicious. Looks like you downed the whole thing.
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My Best Friend's Girl is total brain candy, for those who enjoy cheap good 'ole fashion raunchy humor. Though there is nothing truly great about this movie (well, perhaps with the exception of Kate Hudson) it is a fun romp. Cook is extremely funny in this film as he adds his natural stand up like rhythm to the character. Alec Baldwin's performance is also excellent as the slick and sleazy father, who taught Tank how to manipulate women. His character is also way over the top.
My Best Friend's Girl is basically the antithesis of "Hitch": where Tank (Cook), is the man for hire; he takes women out on the worst date of their lives, with the intention to trick them into appreciating and reconnecting with their ex-boyfriend. Tank however meets his match when he's 'working' on Alexis (Hudson) and she is unmoved by his tactics, and he subsequently falls for her. There is excellent tension between the two main characters as well as between Cook's and Biggs' relationship, as Cook tries to hide his feelings from everyone, including himself. The film reaches it's climax in a hysterical montage of Tank utilizing his tactics at a wedding, where he goes way over the top with unacceptable and raunchy behavior.
This is not the movie for you if you hate raunchy bawdy humor, or if you are very religious and can't take a bit of humor against the church. If you can somewhat appreciate or at least tolerate it, once you make it through the first 10 minutes, it is pretty easy to continue. The climax ending is also as raunchy and over the top as the beginning, and may take some tolerance too. But the majority of the film is not completely offensive.
Highly recommended for fans of Superbad, the 40 Year Old Virgin, or the American Pie trilogy.
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