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Bad Boy/ Dawg

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Tookey's Rating
1 /10
Average Rating
3.50 /10
Elizabeth Hurley , Denis Leary, Steffani Brass
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Directed by: Victoria Hochberg
Written by: Ken Hastings

Released: 2002
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 80

Also known under the title – which turned out to be prophetic – Dawg, this reunites Elizabeth with her co-star from Double Whammy, Denis Leary.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Hurley plays one of the least convincing lawyers in screen history, and the embarrassingly predictable plot requires her to fall for a womanizing millionaire playboy. Not much of a stretch for her after Steve Bing, you might think, but on screen she can’t do it.


If this is the kind of screenplay that wins screenwriter Ken Hastings a first place award in a script competition, I definitely hope none of the other screenplays in the running are ever made into feature films. There's just no other way to say this. It stinks. All of the problems of this film stem from the wholly contrived plot and ridiculously conceived situations, with dialogue so silly, this would have been a better film had the cast just improvised each scene... What we have here is the ‘idiot plot’ in full swing, the kind of storyline that requires all of the characters to do things only a complete idiot would do in order for the plot to avoid coming completely unhinged. The silliest aspect: Dawg must get all of the women to say, ‘I forgive you,’ and even when the context would seem awkward, they all say that exact phrase, some of them without much solicitation for forgiveness. You'd have to really have an incredibly low threshold for entertainment to bother with comedy this futile, and if you are unfortunate to see it, give yourself a gold star just for making it to the completely predictable ending.

(Vince Leo, Qwipster)

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