PG-13. Directed by: Aaron Seltzer. Release Date: Feb 17, 2006. DVD Release Date: May 30, 2006.
****REPOSTED FROM THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH NEW EDITS AND COMMENTS****
Lame and uninspired, this failed to capture the essence, or the flaws, of the genre it was attempting to spoof.
Despite what was a fairly decent cast, Date Movie has failed in the way that most of these spoofs since Scary Movie have failed. Instead of taking a formulaic concept and spinning it to point out the silliness involved, the film makers have attempted to follow a mashed up story line involving one or more plots from recent well-known romantic comedies while "adding" content to them in the form of random copycatted scenes from commercials, television shows, and other popular movies.
While the premise on these is ALWAYS sound, the tendency to cram 10 pounds of stuff into a 5 pound sack ruins anything truly funny. For some reason, the Wayans Brothers and their ilk seemed to have an understanding of this in Scary Movie, but forgot it soon after.
Like most of these, just save yourself an hour and watch a few of the trailers. You'll see everything of merit in those.