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I Love You, Man and others

Posted Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at 10:48 AM

I'm a day late getting this posted and I apologize. I managed to find myself a bit busier than usual on a Tuesday and a few things had to be pushed back including DVD reviews. But now that Wednesday is here, I'm ready to start reviewing some flicks.


I Love You, Man

This is a comedy that centers around a man who has no best friends that are men. When deciding who will be his groomsmen, his fiance suggests he try to find a few guys to call best friends. In this quest, the rest of the movie plays out especially when he meets a guy that fits the best friend description. The movie is a bit boring at times, but has some pretty good comedy bits that make up for it if you can make it through those boring patches. I was a little disappointed with the overall quality of the movie as it seemed it was shot on lower budget cameras and rushed a bit to post. Overall, a good flick and worth a rental for lots of laughs.


17 Again

I watched this one in theatres and never managed to write a review or at least I can't find it. I thought I wrote one, but searching the archives gives me nothing, so I suppose I wrote it in my head and then never got around to putting it to paper. In any case, the movie is great. 17 Again is a movie that effortlessly relies on lead actor, Zac Efron's charm to guide the audience through this re-hash of the classic tale of soul put into a different body. This time, the different body belongs to the same person, just younger. Efron's character transforms into his younger self and with the help of his best friend, decide that he must go back to High School. This revelation kicks off the movie and allows young Efron to interact with his kids and wife as a different person that allows him to see the life he lives through a new perspective. It's a good movie even if the plot is a little 'been there, done that.' There is virtually no CGI as this is a pretty straightforward comedy/drama. 17 Again is well worth watching. Highly recommended.


That's it for this week - next week is Hannah Montana week!


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No CGI? What good is it then?

-- Posted by bjo on Fri, Aug 14, 2009, at 11:08 AM

I wouldn't call I love you man boring ...Funny Yes. 7.2 stars on IMDB and a lot better than "The Hangover"

-- Posted by movis on Fri, Aug 14, 2009, at 11:48 AM
Cody Dame's response:
I still like Hangover better regardless of the rating on IMDB. I Love You, Man had some very boring parts to me.


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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.