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Monday, 11 February 2019

Mini Retro Review: Blonde Ambition (2007) #badmovies

Blonde Ambition
Romantic Comedy

Romantic comedies have gotten worse since the 2000s, - well mid-2000s, and Blonde Ambition is certainly one of the numbers of examples of this. There were apparently 15 producers & executive producers for this film: a take on Mike Nichols's Working Girl, which I personally didn't enjoy as much as I'd have liked, mixed with a bit of Legally Blonde. A young woman from a small town of Oklahoma finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman, she leaves him and on the advice of her best friend, lands a corporate job. Luke Wilson plays the love interest with singer/actress Jessica Simpson as the main character, as well as Rachel Leigh Cook (She's All That) as scheming, good-for-nothing Haley, Penelope Ann Miller (Adventures in Babysitting, Awakenings), (although one would ask why they'd be in this, unless they needed the paycheck). Wilson and Simpson are a poor fit as a romantic pairing and Garry Marshall's son, Scott can't helm a rom-com with charm: something Blonde Ambition lacks in abundance to say Legally Blonde (also co-starring Luke Wilson) and the story isn't convincing enough. Unromantic, tawdry and stale with comedian Andy Dick's unfunny turn, this is straight-to-DVD pap.

Is It Worth Watching?

Only if you truly love rom-coms, no matter how bad and worse they are


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