Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink directed this contemporary adaptation of David Mamet's play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, about two new couples who find that their sexually charged relationships may not have the substance to thrive in the cold, hard light of day..
This movie and Think Like A Man (2012) both feature songs by John Legend and Bruno Mars. Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Regina Hall star in both. See more »
Around 57 minutes in, when Debbie and Joan are talking, while Joan is saying "Its 5:30 in the morning, only Starbuck's employees and babies are up at this hour.", her head scarf is on, then disappears in the next shot, then is on again in the next. See more »
Hey, get on top.
I'm not getting on top. You gotta get on top.
I got on top the last time.
Rock, paper, scissors, loser get on top.
All right, on three... That's a tie so we gotta go from the side.
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Black Magic Woman
Written by Peter Green
Performed by Santana
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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A step down for this popular property
So what do we have here? Nothing but another unnecessary remake of an '80s film. This time it's "About Last Night," the romantic drama starring Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, which was itself based on the highly acclaimed play by David Mamet, provocatively entitled "Sexual Perversity in Chicago." In this version, it's Joy Brand and Michael Ealy who play the young urban couple who meet, fall in love, move in together, then begin to have doubts about the efficacy and durability of their relationship.
Brand and Ealy are appealing and attractive performers, and both have done fine work on TV, Brand in "Parenthood" and Ealy in "Almost Human." But here they have been let down by screenwriter Leslye Headland, who proves herself incapable of getting past all the timeworn tropes and clichés that have become so much a part of the romantic comedy genre. The movie becomes just another men-are-from-Mars/women-are-from-Venus- type scenario, filled with girl-talk and guy-talk and all the predictable sturm und drang soul-baring and commitment issues (mainly on the part of the man, of course) that such narratives are prone to. Too often the things pulling the couple apart feel scripted and manufactured rather than organic and real. Under the slick but lackluster direction of Steve Pink, everyone just seems to be going through the motions, without any real passion or conviction.
The movie also comes replete with the requisite smart-aleck, comic- relief couple (well-played by Kevin Hart and Regina Hall) to serve as a foil for the one on center-stage. Yet, even the humor tends to aim low when it should be aiming high.
I like the way the story hits the re-set button in the final scene, but by then it's a case of too little too late and we've already moved onto the next movie.
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