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Screen Gems, Olive Bridge Entertainment and Rainforest Films present a 100-minute R-rated comedy directed by Steve Pink and written by Leslye Headland with a theatrical release date of February 14, 2014.

The original version from the 80s starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore never stood out to me as being a particularly memorable film. When it comes to 80s Brat Pack movies, that one just never really comes to mind. However, I think if you are looking for a film to remake, I think it's wiser to remake a film like this than it is to take on a film that people feel protective about.

It follows the same basic structure as the original with Kevin Hart and Regina Hall playing Bernie and Joan, who tend to hook up, break up, and make up, bringing fireworks with them along the way. After meeting, they introduce their friends Danny and Debbie (played by Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant) who tend to both be the reserved counterparts to their more over the top friends. They too meet and embark on a relationship, whose slow and steady pace tends to trace the trajectory of most relationships, but eventually the cracks in their relationship begin to show and wear on the couple.

The movie really belongs to Kevin Hart and Regina Hall, with Hall being the best in show for me. They bring the movie every laugh or ounce of excitement and they each play well off one another. And while Joy Bryant fares well, Michael Ealy feels a bit bland and chemistry just doesn't seem as strong between them, and the film seems to sputter a bit when it focuses on Danny and Debbie. They just aren't all that interesting.

Overall, I was entertained well enough, and of the date night movies out right now, you could fare far worse, but I think it was the kind of film that I would be content to add to my Netflix queue. The audience I saw the film with appeared to laugh yet I don't recall the laughter being so enthusiastic to suggest that this is going to be considered a must-see movie.  I'm Brad Carnall


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Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. I worked with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for19 years under the title of V.P. Affiliate Relations and Programming, later worked with Genesis Communications until starting a new network ATRN.  Currently working with GAB Radio Network and with Josh Leng at Talk Media Network.  I am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 29 years... My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind whom all share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. This is the only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever... | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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