My Best Friend's Girl Howard Deutch

My Best Friend's Girl Howard Deutch
While most DVDs have an opening caveat indicating that the opinions expressed in the supplemental features are not those of the studio, My Best Friend's Girl has said caveat directed explicitly at the commentary tracks, which, after hearing them, is entirely understandable. There are two tracks, one with director Howard Deutch, which analyzes, assesses and reflects on the material presented, and another with Jason Biggs, writer Jordan Cahon and producer Greg Lessans. This latter commentary features much mocking of the direction, in addition to the desultory nature of the film, whilst playing drinking games and making phone calls to various cast members, who in turn say highly inappropriate things about the film. It is fantastic. Anyone who was curious about how the "clam burger" line came about, or who wants to hear Jason Biggs make a joke about Malcolm Barrett sticking his fingers in Biggs's real-life wife's (Jenny Mollen) vagina should find great amusement in listening to one of the more irresponsible commentaries offered on a DVD release. This is really the selling point of the DVD, as the film itself, aside from the opening sequence where Dane Cook "tanks" Diora Baird and a Mariachi band sings "Danny Boy," is a piece of crap. Tonally, it is entirely spiteful while offering up generic romantic comedy fluff and inconsistent character motivations. The throwaway plot involves Tank (Dane Cook), a professional dickhead, getting hired by guys to take out their ex-girlfriends on horrible dates to make them look good in comparison. The romantic comedy angle comes when Tank's best friend Dustin (Jason Biggs) hires Tank to tank Alexis (Kate Hudson), the unrequited object of Dustin's affections. The DVD also includes four mini-featurettes that cover proms, dating, sexist rating systems and shooting in Boston. Also worth mentioning is the T-shirt that Dane Cook wears when he takes out Riki Lindhome, the good Christian girl who is unimpressed by crucifix-shaped pizza. Priceless. (Maple)