A spoof of romantic comedies, Date Movie parodies the already ridiculous characters and situations of such recent comedies as Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It revolves around Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan), an incurably romantic, irrepressibly optimistic, grievously obese young woman who, on the advice of date doctor Hitch, undergoes a complete surgical makeover at the local garage (think high-powered drills, electric saws, and staple guns) and becomes svelte, adorable . . . well, Alyson Hannigan. Beyond silly, but way too broad to be funny (a similar complaint can be made against the original films), Date Movie is geared toward the Scary Movie crowd, and its script was created by two of that film's writers. Sample humor: The man Julia falls for is a straight-arrow Brit named Grant Funkyerdoder (Adam Campbell). The only truly funny bit: Jennifer Coolidge doing a dead-on Barbra Streisand impersonation as Grant's mom.
Director: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Writer: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Producer: Paul Schiff
Cast: Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Tony Cox, Fred Willard, Eddie Griffin, Sophie Monk and Josh Meyers