Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance. Now he needs a date to take to his company's business dinner with a new important Japanese client. His brother sets him up with his wife's cousin Nadia, who is new in town and wants to socialize, but he was warned that if she gets drunk, she loses control and becomes wild. How will the date turn out - especially when they encounter Nadia's ex-boyfriend David?
Bruce Willis in a rom-com? Well it's not as bad as it sounds. There's not a lot of chemistry between him and Basinger, but there are some very funny moments. It was okay for what it is, but there's not a lot to love about it.
Okay film, but I honestly didn't think it was as funny as the reviews I've always read over the years. Willis and Basinger have really bad chemistry and I really never felt like they should've been dating in the first place.
It just seemed like too much craziness happens on the date. I much more liked the later part of the film, the night at the mansion was fun. I liked the staging element and it was the one part in the film I really enjoyed. I really only laughed at the butler mooning the dog, which I never got why he did it, but it was funny.
A big waste is Larroquette, who seems to be playing two different…
What can I say?, this film is one of my guilty pleasures. XD
Despite re-watching this with a sense of nostalgia, it doesn't really hold up as being as great as I remember it. Some amusing moments and it's harmless enough but not one I'd rush to again anytime soon.
Bruce WIllis' first movie and it's a dodgy one. Gets sillier and sillier and some very obvious product placement at the end. Very watchable, funny, but dodgy all the same.
Should have either all taken place in one night, or not taken so long to get to the most farcical business (i.e., Bruce Willis and John Larroquette both sneaking around William Daniels' house).
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Never would have imagined a movie where Bruce Willis and Phil Hartman play brothers. The movie not only features Mr. Feeny from Boys Meets World swearing but a butler who moons a dog in order to get it to chase him into a cage. That is entertainment!
Despite Bruce Willis giving his all in his performance, this movie is not as funny as it thinks it is. It feels tired and cliche from the get-go, with everything from wigs being torn off to unsuspecting people falling into swimming pools. I don't have a problem with "classic movie comedy high jinx" like in Edwards' Pink Panther movies, but it is all about the execution. Everyone, except William Daniels, indicate that they know they are in a movie comedy.
Once the titular date is over and we deal with the fallout I can appreciate what they were going for with the farcical stuff at the estate, but by that point the movie had lost me. Here is where Daniels…