Review Date: April 18, 1999
Director: Jeff Pollack
Writer: James B. Cook, Marc Meeks, David Spade
Producers: M. Eisenman, B. Johnson, A. Kosove, W. Rice
David Spade as Dylan Ramsey
Sophie Marceau as Lila Dubois
Patrick Bruel as Rene
I personally do like Spade's deadpan, sardonic humor, but even with that, I found about 50% of his jokes as flat as a week-old Coke. And when you consider that the only scenes that were even half-witty were the ones with him in them, you kind of get a feel of what we're dealing with here. And despite co-stars Marceau and Bruel's decent performances and admirable attempts at humor, their scenes together only made me feel uncomfortable and wonder aloud as to why two lovers from France would speak English together when alone (The fact that I had time to think about this, tells you how engaging their scenes together were.) Add a few music-happy montage scenes to kill some time, an annoying sidekick via Artie Lange, and no romantic believability whatsoever, and you've got yourself a video movie prime for a lazy, summer night for folks interested in seeing a gorgeous woman go for a geeky, sarcastic guy with awful hair. Either that, or you're a huge David Spade fan and you want to check out a few of his funnier zingers.
PS: In keeping with the tradition of THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, this film also ends with an elaborate dance sequence during its end credits, featuring the entire cast dancing to Dee-Lite's delicious tune "Groove is in the Heart".