If you like movie spoofs, make it a `Date'

Grade C+

February 17, 2006|By MICHAEL BOOTH | MICHAEL BOOTH,DENVER POST

When it comes to romantic comedy these days, there's screwball and then there's lowball. Which do you expect from two of the Scary Movie writers? Whatever you think, think lower. From human hairballs to corpse abuse, Date Movie puts the gag in comedy gags.

In Date Movie, the parody of movies you're pretty sure you've seen come so fast and furious (no, not that one) that part of the entertainment is merely keeping score. Be it bragging rights or cause for despair, we quickly recognize Bridget Jones, Napoleon Dynamite, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Bend It Like Beckham, Hitch and a TV episode of Pimp My Ride - and that's just the first 10 minutes.

Date Movie (20th Century Fox) Starring Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell and Eddie Griffin. Directed by Aaron Seltzer. Rated PG-13. Time 70 minutes

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