Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Fake Fiancé (2009)


Number Rolled: 58
Movie Name/Year: My Fake Fiancé (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 87 minutes
Rating: NR
Director: Gil Junger
Writer: Howard March
Actors: Melissa Joan Hart, Joseph Lawrence, Nicole Tubiola, Burgess Jenkins, Diane Neal, Jason MacDonald, Steve Schirripa

Jennifer, played by Melissa Joan Hart, and Vince, played by Joseph Lawrence, meet at a wedding. Over wine and shared sarcasm, they decide they hate each other and part ways. A week later, Jennifer’s moving truck – with all her belongings – is stolen and Vince finds himself in a tight spot where he owes money to a bookie looking to collect. Jennifer thinks of Vince, finds his number and a scam to host a fake wedding, for the gifts, ensues.

I don’t know about you, but if I decide I dislike a person right off the bat, I usually forget their existence after a few hours of leaving their presence. If someone stole my moving van with all my stuff in it, first thing I’m going to think of is calling my fiancé, my best friend or my mother. Tracking down some asshole I met at a wedding wouldn’t even be my one hundredth priority. Ok, I know. It’s a romantic comedy. We need to suspend disbelief to a certain extent but… really?

I wouldn’t call this a ‘recipe’ move, per-say. It had ‘recipe-like’ qualities though. Mostly, it was a Melissa Joan Hart movie. You see that actress starring in a movie and you don’t even need to know the title. You know there’s going to be deception involved. You know there’s going to be romance involved and you know that it’s going to be the kind of romance where she hates the guy at first and slowly starts to see the good in him throughout the movie. I have yet to see her in any movie that differs, except maybe Sabrina: the Teenage Witch – in which magic was involved. And she did kind of like Harvey off the bat, if I remember correctly. It’s been a while.

The ending was kind of cool. It wasn’t really an over-done ending despite the over-done quality of that particular road of storyline. I enjoyed bits and pieces of the squabbling scenes. I squabble a lot. Apparently, I also really enjoy getting to use the word squabble. It’s a funny word. Squabble. I’m not high, just very tired.

To be honest, this movie reminded me of a very long episode of that TV show that these two were in. Or are in, I don’t know if it’s been cancelled yet. I forced myself to sit through a couple of episodes, unfortunately. What was it called? It was a really ridiculous name that showed a complete lack of creativity. Oh, right, “Melissa and Joey.” Wonder how they came up with that.

Overall Opinion – 2/5

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