Monday, October 15, 2007

THE EX - piss-poor rom-com fiasco

THE EX (a.k.a. FAST TRACK) is a piss-poor alleged rom-com that was released in the US last Christmas and is now straight to DVD in the UK. The cast - Mia Farrow, Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Amy Adams, Jason Bateman - have all done good work in their time. This isn't it. I guess you just have to blame the all-time uninspired script from newbies David Guion and Michael Handelman. The "humour" of the piece basically rests on Jason Bateman faking paraplegia and trying to sabotage Zach Braff in his new job. Believe me, the paraplegia humour is nowhere near as sharp and well-done as it was in THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY. Hippie ad agents and a kid who eats hamburgers whole are also apparently the height of wit. Definitely one to avoid.

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