Home Movie Vault Disc Vault Coming Soon Join Our Mailing List Articles About Us Contest Soundtrack Books eStore


Genre: Comedy/Romance
Starring: Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs, Lizzy Caplan
Director: Howard Deutch
Rating: M18 (Some Violence)
Year Made: 2008



- Trailer
- Film Clips
- Soundbites
- B-Roll




Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: -
Sound: -
Running Time: -
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Scorpio East




Smart, beautiful and headstrong Alexis is the ex-girlfriend of Dustin. Dustin is devasted and desperate to win Alexis back and decides to seek his best friend, Tank for help. Tank is a rebound specialist who is often hired by freshly dumped guys to make their ex-girlfriend experience their worse dating scene ever! However when Tank meets Alexis for the first time, he ends up being attracted to Alexis and finds himself torn between his best friend Dustin and his love for Alexis...


Even before the release of "My Best Friend’s Girl", leading man Dane Cook gave a thrashing of its sub-par poster artwork on his official blog. That blab was much funnier than the movie itself. If this is a viral way to hype a movie, I guess Mr Cook deserves a round of applause.

Cook plays Tank Turner, a customer service officer by day and doubles as a rebound specialist with a 'gasp!' conscious (he works through referral in case you are wondering). By rebound specialist, it means he plays the role of a jerk. You get hired by guys who just got off a relationship and you give their ex-girlfriends a bad date experience hoping that they will return to their former boyfriends. There are no jobs that the smug-looking Tank couldn’t accomplish till his roommate Dustin (Jason Biggs) hired him to date Alexis (Kate Hudson), a woman he finds hard to resist and fall in love eventually.

The Jordan Cahan’s script unlike the usual barrage of Apatow’s brand of sexual, naughty comedies fails to ignite or touches one’s heart. It tries so hard to entertain the audience with a whole slew of sexual humour and to make things worse, Cook’s excessive improvisations on set doesn’t help either unless you are the guilty one with an impetuous appetite to crack naughty jokes at your friends’ gathering. Even though there are scenes that actually work for example Tank’s conversation with Alexis during a training session and a laugh-inducing Jesus-theme pizza place sequence. Unfortunately these are few and far to salvage this 90 minutes comedy.

The rest of the cast doesn’t stand out that well with Kate Hudson in her usual 'chick-flick' mode while Jason Biggs for the umpteen times, incarnates from his character in "American Pie" with the exception of Alec Baldwin in a minor role as a lusty professor and father of Tank.

The chunk of "My Best Friend’s Girl" relies solely on Dane Cook’s bad-boy, foul-mouth image. It’s a build up of his stand-up comedian persona but just doesn’t gel well on the big screens especially with a script that smells liked a half-baked attempt at rom-com.  


This Code 3 DVD comes with 30 minutes of Soundbites, meaning interviews with the cast and crew. Film Clips are in actual fact highlights from the movie, a B-roll segment which shows you behind-the-scenes snippets and lastly a trailer.


The DVD comes with only an English track and subtitles with passable video and audio transfer.



Review by Linus Tee


. My Best Friend's Girl (Movie Review)

Other titles from Scorpio East:

. The Reef

. Connected

. My Magic

. Painted Skin

. 12 Lotus

. The Coffin

. The Luckiest Man

. Forget Me Not

. The Black Swindler

. Rule #1

. Dance of the Dragon

. Money No Enough 2

. Chaos

. Midnight Eagle

. The Leap Years

. Ancient Chinese Sports

. There Will Be Blood

. The Nanny Diaries

. The Magic Gourd

. Death Proof

. Dead Air

. A Tale of Mari and Her Puppies

. My Wife is a Gambling Maestro

. Fatal Move

. An Empress and the Warriors

. Ah Long Pte Ltd

. Talking Cock The Movie

. 2 Faces of My Girlfriend

. Lust Caution

. 881

. Brothers

. Ratatouille

. The Invisible

. The Lookout

. Alone

. Bar Paradise

. China Vampire

. Hooked On You

. Underdog

. Keeping Up With The Steins

. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

. High School Musical 2: Extended Edition

. Pixar Short Films Volume One

. Who Slept With Her?

. The Jungle Book

. Disney Princess Enchanted Tales

. Meet The Robinsons

. Goal II: Living the Dream

. Hanna Montana

. Meet The Robinsons

. Wild Hogs

. Breaking And Entering

. Jump In

. Primeval

. Forest of Death

. The Fox and the Hound 2

. The Fox and the Hound

. Dumbo

. One Last Dance

. Protege

. The Curse of the Golden Flower

. A Battle Of Wits

. Rain Dogs

. Heavenly Mission

. Exiled

. Operation Undercover

. Diary

. Fatal Contact

. Singapore Dreaming

. Rob-B-Hood

. On The Edge

. The World's Fastest Indian

. Dragon Tiger Gate

. Unarmed Combat

. Crazy Stone

. Election 2

. We Are Family

. I Not Stupid Too

. The Shoe Fairy

. 2 Becomes 1

. 49 Days


. Dragon Eye Congee

. A Chinese Tall Story

. Perhaps Love


. Election

. The Myth

. Wait 'Til You're Older

. The Maid


This review is made possible with the kind support from Scorpio East


DISCLAIMER: Images, Textual, Copyrights and trademarks for the film and related entertainment properties mentioned
herein are held by their respective owners and are solely for the promotional purposes of said properties.
All other logo and design Copyright©2004- , movieXclusive.com™
All Rights Reserved.