My Best Friend's Girl Poster - Lead Dane Cook Hates It!
We haven't covered much relating to the Dane Cook film My Best Friend's Girl, which is set to release next month on the 19th. I can't speak for Alex, but I have little interest in the entire concept and cast. Cook was only okay in Mr. Brooks, though I've never found him particularly funny; Kate Hudson is drowning in lame-ass rom-coms as of late; and Jason Biggs peaked in American Pie. Put all three together in a romantic comedy where Biggs plays the wet rag, Cook the cocky anti-hero and Hudson the maiden to be had, and you have a big ole helping of bland cinema at best. However, Cook gets some serious points for taking to his official blog and lambasting the poster for the film (seen below for reference). How great is it that the lead of a film publicly calls the studio out for a crappy one-sheet?! It's about time!
I can't help contain myself, so I've posted his entire hilarious list (from MySpace) for your enjoyment - and the poster is below as well. Straight from Cook's electric mouth are his 10 reasons why the poster sucks:
Whoever photoshopped our poster must have done so at taser point with 3 minutes to fulfill their hostage takers deranged obligations. They should have called Donnie Hoyle and had him give a tutorial using "You Suck at Photoshop" templates. This is so glossy it makes Entertainment Weekly look wooden.
2. My head:
The left side of my face seems to be melting off of my skull. I guess I am looking directly into the Ark of the Covenant? Are they going for the bells palsy thing here? My left side looks like Brittany Spears' vagina.
3. The Stare:
My character apparently has fallen in love with a strand of Kate Hudsons hair. Kate's mannequin is desperately in love with the inside of my right ear while Jason is half stunned, half corsage.
It looks like I'm wearing Maybelline Water Shine Diamonds Liquid Lipstick. My characters name is now Winter Solstice and I'm a hooker with a heart of gold. Jason is my floral carrying pimp, while Kate is my first trick!
My character is sporting a very high collar I mean damn they should be snow capped at that altitude. It's going for the vampire lurking in the castle basement vibe. An Olympic pole vaulter would have a tough go clearing that collar. I'm also able to turn my head comfortably 180 degrees, because I was raised in an abandoned barn by a family of owls.
It's no secret that I'm more rugged facially due to a drunken visit by the teen acne fairy, but according to this poster I've got perfect porcelain flesh. I look like the fuckin' bathroom floor at Caesars Palace. One of Marie Osmond's dolls would look at me and say "shit … that guys got flawless skin!"
It's actually a close up shot of Tom Sellecks Magnum P.I. mustache they photo-slapped on my noggin'.
8. The set:
Pick one. This entire film takes place:
A. on Gattaca
B. at the Fortress of Solitude
C. inside a crystal wind chime
9. The cast:
Alec Baldwin is so fucking funny in this movie! Is he on the poster? I think so. He plays the wise talking plant Jason is clutching.
10. Final thoughts:
I set out to make a movie like the contemporary men and women, that you and I respect, are making. My generation of comedians, actors, directors and producers that I wish to collaborate with as I build a solid body of work.
Finally someone with some power had the nerve to call the studio out for the awful posters we see all too much! This is definitely not the first time we've seen something this bad and I'm amazed at how terrible some of these designs are. You'd expect movie studios with sky high budget's to be able to hire quality graphic designs. If not for Cook's call out, My Best Friend's Girl would have probably slipped by me completely. I'm still not sure I'll see it, but I'm definitely more interested than I was. What about you?