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Whatever It Takes

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Whatever It Takes

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
92 minutes
performer:
James Franco, Marla Sokoloff, Shane West
director:
David Raynr
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Mark Schwahn
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C+

Shakespeare and Austen having already been co-opted by teen comedies, it was only a matter of time before Edmond Rostand got a turn. And in the Cyrano de Bergerac variation Whatever It Takes, doltish BMOC James Franco and bookish nice guy West (TV’s Once and Again) help each other woo cutie-pie Sokoloff and sexpot Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. Pleasant enough, though a bit bland and hackneyed, the comedy is worth a peek if only to see West crank out ”Play That Funky Music” on the accordion. C+

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