The Guest script review

'Honest Abe' is back with a vengeance after a short sabbatical and today he's got another script review for you.  This time he focuses on a film starring DUDE WHERE'S MY CARE alum, Ashton Kutcher titled THE GUEST.  Here's Abe:

THE GUEST (negative, minor spoilers)
With a cast including Tara Reid, Ashton Kutcher, Carmen Elektra, Andy Richter, Molly Shannon, and Terence Stamp(?!?!?), you'd think this would have great potential to be a laugh riot. I don't know about you but I don't need my comedies to hit me over the head and scream "look how funny we are!" This was a prime example of over-kill...to the 10th power. The plot is simplistic: Ashton (dude, where's my career?) stars as Tom, a typical office schlub and all around nice guy (read: wuss) who only wants to get close to Lisa, the bosses daughter. Through a miscommunication, Tom winds up house-sitting for the boss while he's out of town and Lisa goes off to a concert with her boyfriend. That's when the hijinks begin. It seems pretty much everyone winds up descending on the house, from the recently fired secretary, to the estranged son and his drug dealing contact. Throw in a prized owl and it's a receipe for laughter. NOT! The big problem was that it was simply TOO much. I kept reading knowing full well that all is gonna be resolved in the last three pages (and sure enough.....). It was to the point where I wonder if the writers were thinking, 'gee, what ELSE can I have happen to this schlub?' Tom has no backbone whatsover and it's because of this that he lets everyone run over him like a never-ending train of disasters. Enough already, I cried. Just bring on the Hollywood-everything's gonna be okay-ending already! Unfortunately there's not enough of Tara to sustain my attention and I find Ashton to be annoying in any shape or form. Everything from drug dealing, to the cops, to homosexual jokes and the requisite to Evander Holyfield's friggin ear!! (told you there was too much). I think this would have been better if there was less jokes and more attempt at trying to resolve those situations without piling on more and more AND MORE! Also, and I know it's supposed to be his character but Tom is such a doormat that after awhile I was glad all the crap was happening to him. Bottom line: I wouldn't bother wasting my time on even a sneak in.

Ashton Kutcher

Source: JoBlo.com
Tags: Hollywood



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