Review Date: September 01, 1999
Director: Michael Corrente
Writer: Peter/Bobby Farrelly, Michael Corrente
Producers: Peter/Bobby Farrelly, Michael Corrente, Randy Finch
Shawn Hatosy as Timothy Dunphy
Amy Smart as Jane Weston
Alec Baldwin as Old Man Dunphy
Unfortunately, despite some of the comedic sequences actually coming through in this film, the same cannot be said for its dramatic element. In fact, there seemed to be no palpable tension or any real obstacles to overcome for anyone in this movie. It just sort of floated along in front of my eyes, and then suddenly disappeared, just as the credits popped up. The tete-a-tete stuff vs the school supervisor was the least effective, since the man was once more, composed of little less than one dimension, while the romance with the girl was easy and unexciting at best. I guess that could actually be said about the whole movie as well. Easy and unexciting. Nice enough for a date movie, a few laughs, or a video rental, but little else. Hatosy reminds me of a young Peter Berg. One thing is for sure: DO NOT go into this movie expecting a "Farrelly Brothers comedy". It's a reincarnated coming-of-age dramedy, and that's about it. Baldwin rocks!