Friday, February 18, 2011

SPEED DATING - Movie Review by Diva Monique

Movie Diva MONIQUE reviews Speed-Dating.

Three friends are at the heart of this story; the funny, but lazy guy Dog (Chico Benymon, Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story) and is-he-gay-is-he straight wallflower Beaver (Leonard Robinson, Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out) own a failing nightclub that needs to come up to code and Too Cool (Wesley Jonathan, Roll Bounce) only uses the facility to host speed-dating parties in order to get his macking game on. Just like with any romantic comedy, love, loss, family and learning lessons are in order.

I found the film quite charming, to be honest. It entertained me, and isn't that what you want from a movie? I thought many of the jokes were fun and entertaining, and the story weaves when you expect it to bob. I was actually surprised by the turns it took, which kept me even more entertained. Holly Robinson Peete's role in the film was subtle (probably too subtle for my tastes), but she puts a lot of emotion into the time she's given, providing a bit of solid ground for this film.

If you want to have a fun time watching a film, then this film is for you.

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