By Doug Brunell | February 23, 2006

Let’s hand it to the romantic comedy — a genre of film that refuses to die. This particular romantic comedy has all the pitfalls of every other romantic comedy, independent or otherwise. There’s the ending you see coming from a mile away, the “studly” friend (Kevin, in this case, played by Joe Starr), the required pop culture debate (involving Scooby-Doo, in case you care), and a final product that isn’t very funny or romantic.

The plot here is something we’ve all seen before. Alex (Eric Rogers) loves his friend, Ashley (Erinn Selkis). His friends Kevin and Sarah (Risa Sarachan) tell him he should tell her how he feels. He’s too shy, of course, and doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. When he finally works up the nerve to tell her, things fall apart. Of course, there’s another girl in the mix …

Is there some scriptwriting software out there where all you have to do is enter the names? If so, its creator is making a ton of money.
If the makers of romantic comedies don’t care enough to do something bold and new, why should anyone (other than the cast and their immediate family and friends) care about the film? Answer: They shouldn’t.

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