Two Can Play That Game (2001)

MARK BROWN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5

USA, 2001.  Screen Gems, C4 Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Brown.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Fun comedy about a sassy advertising executive () who thinks she knows everything about men, but is one day thrown for a loop when her seemingly perfect, trustworthy boyfriend () is caught on a date with another woman. Fox decides to implement her 10-day punishment program, designed to get the guy down on his knees begging for forgiveness and reinstate the relationship. Told in intimate narration style with Fox directing her comments straight at the camera, the film never reaches its full comedic potential, but is extremely enjoyable and amply describes both the male and female side of the conundrum it is exploiting. None of the characters ever become cloying (except for ‘s annoyingly heartless stereotype of a gay male secretary), though one would wish for more scenes involving Fox’s girlfriends, as they provide some real gems (especially comedienne as the self-proclaimed “Ghetto Glamour” girl).

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