About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.
After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected.
J. Todd Smith
Sam has been kicked out of every school across the country. When he learns that his mother can no longer afford to keep him in school he and his friends start their own escort service, Cougars, Inc., to help pay for his tuition. Through this hilarious new job Sam and his friends explore the generation of Cougars who are desperately trying to stay young and loving every lesson they are taught. Written by
Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager
Developing a growing contact list of cougars can be a risky business.
Well, it certainly seems that in recent years cougars have become quite a marketable commodity. The older woman yearning to make out with the horny teen is, of course, the stuff of fantasy (way back to The Graduate and beyond) and makes it an ideal concept for teen comedy fare. So how does Cougars, Inc. measure up? It's okay. The plot is almost the same one as that used in Cougar Club. A young man (played by Kyle Gallner, in this instance) has a night with an older woman and then finds himself in a situation where he can make money by getting lots of horny teens hooked up with lots of horny, older women. Things get complicated and people look set to get hurt.
While Cougars, Inc. isn't the funniest of the teen comedy movies that I've seen, it manages to take the subject matter and use it in a way that's not as gratuitous as you might expect.
The script and direction by K. Asher Levin really helps in this regard but I think some praise deserves to go to the actors and actresses on screen. Gallner is a cool and likable presence, explaining his whole story in flashback mode. Sarah Hyland suffers slightly as her character is given a few too many sassy lines of dialogue but she's not bad. James Belushi steals most of his scenes as headmaster Dan Fox, a genuinely cool guy who wants to help kids. And then we have the cougars themselves, an interesting mix. Kathryn Morris plays Alison and her character is given some nice shading, removing her some distance from the predatory image that many many have of this particular species of cougar. Denise Richards, on the other hand, knows what she wants and aims to get it. She's a harsh, cold woman and Richards plays the part well.
There may not be enough nudity on display for the teens, there may not be enough big laughs either, but this is a decent enough movie that manages to throw a few surprises at the viewer while winding towards a predictable enough conclusion.
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