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My Fake Fiancé (2009)

Jennifer and Vince, virtual strangers, find themselves strapped for cash and decide to stage a fake engagement and wedding just for the gifts.

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Vince (as Joseph Lawrence)
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David (as Jason Macdonald)
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The Monkey (as Steven R. Shirripa)
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Jennifer finds herself in dire straits when a moving van filled with all of her possessions is stolen. Then she propositions Vince, an acquaintance with a large gambling debt. Despite their mutual dislike for one another, Jennifer and Vince plan to marry and split the gifts they receive so that Jennifer can furnish her house and Vince can pay off his debt. Written by Melissa

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The dinner scene where Vince meets Jennifer's parents he name his foster family siblings: Natalie, Dorothy, Blair and Jo with Mrs. Garrett as his mother. These characters are from the 1980s sitcom "The Facts of Life." He also mentions "Tootie," which is Dorothy's nickname. See more »

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When Vince shows the two thugs the word "cliche" in the dictionary and one of the thugs punches Vince in the shoulder, the receiver for the lapel microphone is visible. See more »

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Vince: I was really surprised you called me. I didn't think you liked me.
Jennifer: I don't
Vince: Well, I don't like you either.
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References Desperate Housewives (2004) See more »

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Written by Noel Cohen
Performed by Diana Page
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sitcom writing and borderline sitcom characters
17 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Jennifer (Melissa Joan Hart) is sick and tired of being stuck at the single loser table at her friends' weddings. She clashes with perpetually single Vince (Joseph Lawrence) who owes gambling debt to The Monkey. She uses all of her savings to put a down payment for a new house. Somebody steals her moving van and she has an empty home. While looking to replace her stuff, a sales clerk mistakes her for a bride. That leads her to a scheme to get free stuff as wedding gifts with the help of the annoying Vince. They plan a wedding and elope at the last minute.

These two lead characters are real head scratchers. I do like MJH and Joey Lawrence as TV actors. Their argumentative banter is good sitcom material but they're a pathetic duo. They wear thin after awhile. These characters don't grow on me despite the likable TV actors. The sitcom writing never improves much. It takes a long time before they develop deeper characteristics.


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