Stuck with writer's block, Sam (Justin Long) concocts a fake identity to snag local street artist Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood). After his roommate suggests checking her Facebook profile, Sam begins to shape himself into the ideal man for her. After pretending to accidentally meet at a comedy club and they become ballroom dance partners. Sam begins to write a novel based on their relationship. Can he keep up the charade as it gets more and more difficult?Written by
In the beginning, Sam (Justin Long) is seen typing on a "MacBook Pro", which is referencing when Long portrayed a "Mac" in the long running Apple ad campaign. See more »
Camera crew visible watching the scene on a monitor as the camera cranes back to reveal more dancers in the final ballroom scene. See more »
Dude, you are never gonna believe this. A shrimp's heart is in its head. This is fucking tripping me out.
Yeah. Oh, sorry. You getting a contact high? You gonna be all seizuring out on me?
I don't get seizures.
Mm-hmm. What do you call them again?
They're marijuana-induced fits. It's a medical condition.
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This is a pretty good movie if there was an app to write movies using a vast template of clichés, stereotypes and characters and scenes you've seen a few thousand times before. It's not awful and its very well put together. Almost flawless. Technically it's like the robot version of a movie. And without irony, snarky, self criticism either. And to be fair it has some pretty funny small moments. And in a way it's refreshing to see a technically soulless perfect execution of an idea in an era of awful indie anarchist hipster junk still doing bad sound, shaky cam, weak lighting and an incoherent story.
But if you're looking for either something very good or new or interesting or even high drama, sitcom level high drama then no. You'll be disappointed. The machine isn't that sophisticated or adventurous for that. And that's a good thing because it will be entirely predictable, like comfort food.
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