- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 30, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Fox Searchlight
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Surround - Spanish, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Bonus Footage: "Inside Look: Omen"
- Featurette: "Memorable Dates"
- Alternate Scenes: Extended/Alternate Scenes (12)
- Alternate Audio Tracks: Laugh Track
- Behind the Scenes:
- "Learn Jinxers' Trick"
- Audition Tapes
- Fox Movie Channel Presents "Making A Spoof"
- Aaron Seltzer - Writer/Director; Jason Friedberg - Writer
- Cast Commentary
- Film Critics' Negative Commentary
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Bonus Trailers
- Product Trailers - Soundtrack Spot
- Interactive Games: "Andy Cherry's Surprise Game"
- Hidden Features: Easter Eggs (1)
- Diary Entries
- Peter Jackson's Secret Diary
- Downloads: Romantic Screensavers
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 03/03/2006
"[A] comedy that's salty and loud....If you're in that mood, a handful of these jokes will be likely just what you crave." -- Grade: B-
Continuing in the vein of their wildly successful SCARY MOVIE series, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer turn their comedic minds to the romantic comedy genre, resulting in DATE MOVIE, yet another rapid fire assault of send-ups of both recent and classic film moments. Utilizing MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING as the framework on which all the other jokes hang, Alyson Hannigan (AMERICAN PIE) is Julia Jones, the obese daughter of a not-so Greek family. Upon meeting Grant Funkyerdoder (Adam Campbell)--a suave British customer at the diner owned by her hummus-obsessed father (Eddie Griffin)--Julia decides to get massive liposuction in an auto garage (in a sequence based on MTV's PIMP MY RIDE) as a means to make herself more attractive to him. But this, as we know, is all merely a setup for a nonstop barrage of gags based on films such as HITCH, MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, MEET THE PARENTS/FOCKERS, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, THE WEDDING PLANNER, and more.
A direct descendent of the AIRPLANE and NAKED GUN films, story is secondary in DATE MOVIE---what matters are the gags, and they come fast and furious. If one joke doesn't work for you, there's always another one just around the corner. Friedberg and Seltzer know their audience, and they make the most of their PG-13 rating--crudity abounds, with jokes about bodily functions figuring heavily in the mix. In her first leading role, Hannigan makes an appealing heroine (even transcending the fat suit she wears for for the first quarter of the film), and Fred Willard and Jennifer Coolidge, in an extended riff on Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand's FOCKER roles, add some class to the proceedings.
Romantic Comedy |
- Theatrical Release: February 17, 2006