Thursday, May 21, 2015

Slightly Single in L.A. (2012)

Number Rolled: 5
Movie Name/Year: Slightly Single in L.A. (2012)
Genre: Romance
Length: 88 minutes
Rating: NR
Production Companies: Hellos Productions, Most Films, Imprint Entertainment, Game Face Entertainment
Executive Producer: Jenae Altschwager, Jeff Bozz, Frederick Cipoletti, Shannon Makhanian, Andrew C. Mathews, Mark Morgan, Rodrigo Navarro, David Rusi, Jerry Senatore
Director: Christie Will
Writer: Christie Will
Actors: Lacey Chabert, Kip Pardue, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Carly Schroeder, Jonathan Bennett, Haylie Duff, Chris Kattan, Simon Rex, Charlie Bewley, Mircea Monroe, Alejandro Salomon, John Farley, Mercedes Mason, Jenae Altschwager, Trent Garrett, Joel Michaely

Dale is a sweet girl who just can’t catch a break with men. Everyone she dates seems to cheat on her. Finally, she gives up and decides she might as well move to L.A. where everyone is just as fake as everywhere else, only they don’t hide it.

Slightly Single in L.A. is utterly mind-numbing. At first, I thought my numb mind was the result of being sick and lacking sleep. So I went out with a friend, grabbed a delicious chicken wrap and some tea, then came home and took a nap before moving on to the writing portion of this blog.

Nothing changed.

The thought of this movie re-numbed my brain and it took three tries before I was able to describe it in the first paragraph without just writing “blah blah blah blah.”

As far as I could tell, Christie Will (Baby Bootcamp, Her Infidelity, Twisted Tales of my 9 to 5) was trying to write a more accessible version of Sex and the City. It wasn’t successful. What she managed to create was a step-by-step recipe that never deviated from the norm and featured the shallowest cast of characters. I couldn’t even tell you if the acting was decent because there was so little to the characters, it might as well have been a junior high school play with a bigger budget.

It had a few cute moments, but they were difficult to enjoy because they were surrounded by the rest of the film.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 19%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 1.3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score1/5

The Random Rating: PG-13

P.S. Very soon I will be adding a new contributor to the blog on a trial basis. If it works out, each movie will have two opinions. Stay tuned!

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