Facts and Figures
Run time: 96 mins
In Theaters: Tuesday 14th February 2006
Production compaines: Filmstar Productions Inc., Silverstar Productions
Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5
IMDB: 5.3 / 10
Extreme Dating Review
Extreme Dating doesn't even reach mediocrity, actually. It's a stupid, painful movie about the lengths to which a collection of losers (we're meant to think they're kinda geeky cool, but really they're far from it) will go in order to find love. Or at least get a little nookie. Devon Sawa (aging badly) gets tongue-tied around the ladies. Amanda Detmer has a reputation for being bitchy and accident-prone. And Andrew Keegan is just a cocky, god-awful ass.
Ultimately -- after a long setup that makes us think a sex comedy is in store for us -- Amanda and Devon hatch a plan to kidnap Andrew and the girl he's lusting after (Jamie-Lynn DiScala), the idea being that she'll fall in love with him when he breaks them out of captivity. Only they don't count on hiring ex-cons as their muscle in the scheme. These goons (including a sad Meat Loaf) decide to kidnap the duo for real and demand a ransom. Hilarity ensues!
Not quite. The machinations of the film are at once unbelievable and eye-rollingly unentertaining. There's not much new to the scheme-gone-wrong story, except for how blatantly mean-spirited it is. Keegan plays his now-trademarked better-than-everyone jerk, and Detmer's oops-I-kicked-you-in-the-face schtick gets old, fast. By the time the movie devolves into a police investigation into the kidnapping, you'll begin wondering if the movie will ever be over, and whether anyone involved in it will ever work again.