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Rosalee, a grocery clerk, wins a date with Tad Hamilton much to the chagrin of her best friend and co-worker Pete, who is deeply, hopelessly and secretly in love with her. When Tad meets Rosalee and gets a taste of what he's been missing, he decides he wants seconds and moves to West Virginia.
PROFANITY: 1 S-word. Just a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Some girls in bikini's. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: A couple instances of smoking and social drinking. ACTION: None COMEDY: Lots of smiles and chuckles throughout. Should appeal to all.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average The central flaw here isn't the predictability of the plot (that's a given in any film of this genre) or the absence of crisp dialogue, but the lack of conviction with which two of the three lead characters are presented. It's tough to develop a compelling romantic triangle when two-thirds of the participants aren't being effectively 'sold.'
Roger EbertFull Review Good It's retro in every respect, a romantic comedy in a world so innocent that a lifetime is settled with a kiss. And because it embraces its innocence like a lucky charm, it works, for those willing to allow it. Others will respond with a horse laugh, and although I cannot quarrel with them I do not share their sentiments.
USA TodayFull Review Good The movie's quirky wit keeps it from crossing the threshold into overly sentimental turf.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 169 moviegoer opinions. For the target audience of teen females Win a Date hits a home run! Over half rated it "Fantastic," which is extremely high. Plus, nearly all the remaining half rated it either "Excellent" or "Very Good." I highly recommend Win a Date to teen females.
As for the remaining groups, all provided some good opinions. Approximately two-thirds to three-quarters enjoyed it very much, rating it "Very Good" or higher. Most of the remaining ones rated it "Good," which indicates an OK movie. Just a few were disappointed, rating it only "Fair."
Rosalee Futch (Kate Bosworth) is a
grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. But even a small-town girl can have
big dreams, and Rosalee's is to someday…somehow…meet her big-screen idol
Tad Hamilton (Josh Duhamel). The "somehow" arrives in the form of a
contest—the grand prize: a date with Tad Hamilton—and the
"someday" is now. Rosalee wins, much to the chagrin of her best friend
and co-worker Pete (Topher Grace), who is deeply, hopelessly—and secretly—in
love with Rosalee.
The "Win a Date" contest was
cooked up by Tad's agent, Richard Levy (Nathan Lane), and his manager, also
named Richard Levy (Sean Hayes), to clean up Tad's bad-boy image. Someone
should have told them to be careful what you wish for. When Tad meets Rosalee
and gets a taste of what he's been missing in the "real world," he
decides he wants seconds and moves to West Virginia, turning Rosalee's dream
come true into a nightmare for Richard Levy, Richard Levy and, most of all,