While it’s refreshing to see another film with female leads, this film lacks the same comedic power of ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘The Heat.’ That’s likely because Mann is forced to carry the film without much help from her cohorts. Though Cameron Diaz is certainly a sight for sore eyes, she lacks Mann’s masterful timing, sacrificing the needed power-pairing. Plus, toilet humor tends to turn me off. The other issue with the film is that in order for it to work the man has to be cartoonishly awful. After all, if he has even a modicum of humanity, we might take a moment to feel sorry for him, which would destroy the humor. But if he is in fact cartoonishly awful (which he is), then why would these women waste their well-valued time taking him down? It’s a creative conundrum, but I was willing to suspend disbelief for the sake of having a little fun.
Though this film has some predictable plot holes, it’s worth seeing. It’s a fun, refreshing comedy that will certainly make you laugh if for no other reason than Leslie Mann.
RATING: 3/5 DISHES
This story is still circulating, and it’s too ridiculous to avoid. There’s a picture of Cameron Diaz feeding Alex Rodriquez popcorn at the Super Bowl, and it’s apparently newsworthy. I guess that if these news outlets were uncensored, the titles would actually read, “Alex Rodriguez is a pus*y,” but it’s instead more like “Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez pack on the PDA.” I simply don’t care either way. To be fair though, I can admit that I have never in my entire life fed a boyfriend food. I prefer a masculine man, and any semblance of femininity is a massive turn-off. I suppose that’s also why I don’t want a man that likes to prance around in women’s underwear.