Given the darkly humorous first half of My Best Friends Girl, one gets the impression that writer Jordan Cahan actually delivered a relatively successful deconstruction of romantic comedies before the studio slapped a conventional second half onto it. The result? Tank Turner (Dane Cook) is such a douchebag that other guys hire him to take their exes out so they look better by comparison. When Tanks best friend, Dustin (Jason Biggs), hires him to do the same with his ex, Alexis (Kate Hudson), Tank falls for Alexis and ... well, youve seen the rest of the rom-com a hundred times before. Except here its even less entertaining. Somewhere along the way, the filmmakers forgot youre supposed to care about the couple getting together (101 min.).
Director: Howard Deutch
Writer: Jordan Cahan
Producer: Greg Lessans, Adam Herz, Josh Shader, Guymon Casady, Doug Johnson and Barry Katz
Cast: Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs and Lizzy Caplan