A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple.
When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it'll be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on - his boss's daughter. But he doesn't plan on the long line of other houseguests that try to keep him from his mission. And he also has to deal with the daughter's older brother, who's on the run from local drug dealers.Written by
I don't know anything about the 'backstory' of this film. I don't know if it was plagued with production issues, recasting, re-shoots, censorship/cuts to get a PG-13 rating, etc -- and I don't have the energy to Google it to find out.
All I knew about this movie was it came out when I was in high school, and I remember a friend of mine taking a girl to see it on a date. They both hated it so much they left halfway through. For some reason, that fact has remained with me for 10+ years.
Now, nearly 15 years after its release, I watched the film on Netflix.
Was it good? No. Was it terrible? No. Did I laugh? A little.
The main issue was the film's "jumpy" storytelling. I would imagine that this project was originally an R-rated idea, but late in the game they pushed for PG-13, resulting in this jumpy-vibe. It really hurt the film.
At no point did I care for Ashton Kutcher & Tara Reid's relationship, nor was their interactions funny or engaging. However, the film did feature an owl jacked-up on coke which was fairly funny.
This movie is the definition of the word "passable." Worth a laugh or two, but that's about it. Expected more from Zucker.
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