Audiences have certain expectations when it comes to romantic comedies. Most Guys Are Losers meets most of them in this fun, if predictable, film. The story is about a college student named Bo (Michael Provost) who is about to meet his girlfriend Sandy’s (Grace Fulton) dad for the first time. The problem? Her father (Andy Buckley) is the author of a best selling book named Most Guys Are Losers.
The movie has a very large cast. Along with Bo, Sandy, and her father, Mark, there is also Sandy’s mother, sister, brother, and adopted brother. There is also an extended family, including Sandy’s ex boyfriend who, of course, Mark likes. A cast this big usually means some characters are not as well developed. There simply is not enough time or material.
Most Guys Are Losers suffers from this inevitability. Some of the cast are just not as interesting. It is not that there is anything wrong with the performances. They have a tendency to be too formulaic and end up doing and saying exactly what audiences expect them to. This is not a deal breaker, but it is impossible not to notice.
Of course, the movie is mainly about Bo, Sandy, Mark, and his wife Amy (Mira Sorvino). The the supporting cast is mainly there to bolster them. Bo and Sandy are the typical young couple in love. The script for Most Guys Are Losers does not do anything out of the ordinary. Bo and Sandy keep saying impossibly cute things to each other. Their relationship is sweet, if a tad too much at times.
Mark and Amy are more interesting, if just as predictable. As expected, Amy tries her best to soften Mark’s suspicious side. There are some great exchanges between the two. The back and forth is fun to watch and Buckley and Sorvino do a great job. Most Guys Are Losers is a very funny movie. There are some great one liners and none of the humor ever seems forced. The funniest character may be Paul. The Mini Me character has been spoofed to varying degrees of success. Paul may be one of the better ones as he not so much mimics his father (though he dresses just like him) as he goes to ridiculous lengths to try and impress him.
Ultimately, how much a person likes romantic comedies will determine if they enjoy this movie. The story is content to hit all the familiar beats fans of the genre enjoy so much. Most Guys Are Losers also does a great job of delivering some unexpected laughs. The plot may be standard, but that does not prevent the film from being entertaining.
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