Reviewed by: Brady Williams
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|Featuring:||Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace, Gary Cole, Ginnifer Goodwin|
|Producer:||Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick|
Rosalee and her two best friends Pete and Cathy are from a small town in West Virginia. They all work at the local grocery store. One day they find out about a drawing; the winner gets a date with hunk movie star Tad Hamilton. Rosalee enters the contest and her and Cathy fantasize about what they think Tad is like. Cathy asks, “I wonder where he is now?” Rosalee, who is on cloud nine answers “In church.” Rosalee wants to believe that Tad is a moral gentleman, but we quickly learn that he isn’t.
Of course, Rosalee wins the drawing and is on her way to LA for a date with Tad. Everyone is excited for her, except Pete, who is secretly in love with her.
Rose’s date with Tad is exciting, and afterwards she returns home expecting to return to life as usual, but Tad realizes that he needs to change his life for the better and seeks a “friendship” with Rose as his hope. Unexpectedly, Tad shows up at the grocery store where Rose works, and they begin to spend time together. They realize that they are attracted to each other. After buying a house in Virginia and intending to settle down, Tad learns that he is cast as the lead in a major movie and asks Rose to go back to LA with him for the filming, she says yes.
In a last minute effort to win Rose’s heart, Pete shows up at her house while she is packing, and confesses that he loves her, but Rose says it’s too late. Will she continue her growing relationship with Tad or choose the man who really loves her?
Language—There is profanity throughout this film. “A__” is used 6 times, “sh__” twice, “da__ it” once, “he__” 1 time, “s.o.b.” once, “Oh my God” twice, and “for God’s sake” twice.
Sex/Nudity—Tad, who has a nice build is shown without a shirt at least twice and is shown in his boxers once. There is also a scene in which we see Tad sitting on the toilet for some time. We also see Tad’s manager in his underwear. There is a scene by a pool where a woman in a bikini is shown. There are some scenes in a bar where Cathy’s cleavage and the bartender’s cleavage are shown. There is a fair amount of smoking and alcohol.
There are about 7 statements referring to sex, with about half of them being descriptive. There are also several scenes in which Tad sensually kisses a woman and another scene in which he and Rose are making out. An unknown couple are shown making out at one point.
Two positive elements in this movie are that Tad and Rose don’t have sex, and Tad realizes that he needs to change morally for the better.
This movie is entertaining, but average. It is a typical romantic comedy, in the vein of “Sweet Home Alabama”. In my opinion though, I would not recommend this movie to teenaged young ladies.
[Editor’s note: Reviewer Brady Williams has been a Christian for 14 years and is the co-star and writer of the bestselling video series, “The Bibleman Adventures”.]
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