A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women.
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Precocious Oliver struggles with being popular in school but when a dark-haired beauty takes interest in him, he's determined to become the best boyfriend in the world. Meanwhile, his parents' already rocky relationship is threatened when his mother's ex-boyfriend moves in next door. Oliver makes some unorthodox plans to ensure that his parents stay together and that Jordana still likes him.Written by
It starts well but soon deteriorates. The narrator and lead is practically indistinguishable from Adrian Mole and whilst this could be deployed as a strength it actually turns out to be a weakness. There is something inherently funny about the seriousness of teenage earnestness but the development in this film strays into mawkishness and constantly fails to capitalise on the comedic potential of the story.
Time passes pleasantly enough whilst watching the film but leaves you feeling unsatisfied. It's neither sufficiently quirky to be endearing nor funny enough to be worthwhile as an outright comedy. It's well acted and uses some interesting visual approaches to convey its message but none of them carry conviction. It would pass muster as a TV special but isn't good enough to warrant a theatrical release.
Must try harder.
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