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What Now (Film) Review

 
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Length: 100 minutes
 
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2.5/ 5


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Cameos from characters like Ice T, Coco, Diamond Dallas Page, Bizzy Bone, and more makes for some entertaining scenes.

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Tries too hard to create funny moments, but falls flat more often than not.


Final Fiendish Findings?

If you’re looking to find the next Superbad…you might want to keep looking.   What Now is a film with a concept that really resonates with young adults, many of whom have themselves turned to online dating at one time or another. The film follows three guys in their thirties as they search for love […]

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Posted April 30, 2015 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings?
 
 

If you’re looking to find the next Superbad…you might want to keep looking.

 

What Now is a film with a concept that really resonates with young adults, many of whom have themselves turned to online dating at one time or another. The film follows three guys in their thirties as they search for love in high tech ways…sort of. Really, it’s about three guys who are just trying to get some, by any means possible. Problem is, they are all three going nowhere professionally, and that’s a turnoff for most women. Predictably, they lie about their jobs, the girls find out and get mad, and they all end up together anyway.

 

There’s DJ, the dj. He moved to California to pursue a career in music, but ended up as a strip club dj. He’s still making his own music, waiting for his big break – but telling a girl you work at a strip club doesn’t exactly make the best impression. His nearly bald best friend is a vacation selling telemarketer, also not the greatest catch. DJ’s buddy Bruno is the muscle at the strip club, and he actually already has a girlfriend, who is pretty neurotic. Predictably, he treats her terribly and decides to find someone else who will appreciate his obvious superiority. Through his interactions with her, DJ tries to give therapist level relationship advice, such as “make her feel appreciated”, or “she feels insecure because you haven’t told her you love her yet”, none of which rings true at all as average buddy conversations.

 

All three of the friends room with a washed-up rapper named B Murda, a situation his acerbic fiancee is not really happy about. After she lays down the law that the guys have to move out after her bachelorette party, they decide to plan a killer bachelor party (and find a bunch of girls to attend it) as their last hurrah. How are they going to find said girls? Tinder, of course. B Murda’s agent introduces them to the app, and they jump right in. A new dating app apparently warrants new profile pics. That in itself is believable, but the montage that follows of the guys all prepping and posing is both cheesy and unlikely.

 

The guys then go out on dates, strike out, and decide to lie for the next dates, which of course doesn’t turn out well. Though there are a few notably funny moments as the guys search for – and ultimately find – love, most of the movie ends up falling flat, victim to less than perfect acting and a script that just tries too hard to be edgy.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)