Thursday, March 8, 2012

Loverboy. C-

So, you want to see Patrick Dempsey as youngster in an 80s Risky Business-esque comedy? LoverBoy is for you. I mentioned Risky Business, a classic this dud is clearly trying to emulate, from its sex comedy plot line to Dempsey's charismatic, slightly goofy grin and cool shades. But the film just isn't very funny or memorable. It doesn't work at all. Do you really want to tell people to check out this flick in which a teenager essentially becomes a male prostitute? Of course, the movie comes across as sweet and innocent, but when you really think about it, it's actually a little creepy. I guess the people behind this one didn't plan on any real thinking in relation to their movie.

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