The glorious Hollywood institution of the romantic comedy gets raked over the coals in this broad parody of any number of boy-meets-girl flicks. Julia Jones (Alyson Hannigan) is a young woman who wants nothing more than to find the man of her dreams and settle down. However, Julia has a rather serious weight problem that prevents her from making a positive impression on people. Determined to find love at all costs, Julia somehow drops the weight and meets Grant Fonckyerdoder (Adam Campbell), a handsome and charming Englishman who falls head over heels for her. Julia and Grant waste no time in setting the date, but until they make their way to the altar they have to deal with meddling parents, flaky wedding planners, fights over the right wedding dress, vertically challenged romantic advisors, and Andy (Sophie Monk), a longtime friend of Grant, who isn't so happy to hear he's getting hitched. Also featuring Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Eddie Griffin, and Tony Cox, Date Movie was written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, proudly billed as "two of the six writers of Scary Movie."
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Comedy,Romance
- Run Time: 82min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/17/2006
- DVD Release Date: 05/30/2006
- Distributor(s): Fox
- Themes: Nothing Goes Right,Wedding Bells,Cinderella Stories,Looking For Love
- Tone: Frantic,Silly,Goofy,Raunchy
English [nationality], love-at-first-sight, love-conquers-all, romance, wedding-plans
- Country of Origin: USA (02-17-2006)
- Language: English