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I Like It Like That Review


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Harmless yet considerably dull, I Like It Like That is the story of a harried Bronx woman (Vélez) who tries to make ends despite a housefull of kids, a cheating in-and-out-of-jail husband, nosy neighbors, and virtually no money. Her exploits typically involve screaming and door-slamming, until she gets a job working for record producer Dunne, when the comedy in the film is at its best. Not that it's great, but it's passable.

Just One Time Review


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Just One Time has that Sex in the City feeling -- if only they never left the East Village.

A New York indie romantic comedy in the classic vein, Just One Time is writer/producer/director/star Lane Janger's fifth time around as a filmmaker but is his first major in front of the camera. To my surprise, he's not bad -- which probably means the source material is ripped from his personal headlines (but who am I to say?).

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Just One Time Review


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Stop me if you've heard this one before: "Just One Time" is a "romantic comedy" about a guy who acts like a selfish idiot through the whole movie, then makes an insincere 30-second apology just before the credits roll. The girl takes him back, no questions asked, and that's the happy ending.

Is anybody else sick of these movies that insult women by implying that they shouldn't look for a man who treats them right, but just settle for one who apologizes when he treats them badly?

The twist in "Just One Time" that's supposed to make it unique is the way in which the guy (co-writer/director Lane Janger) acts like an idiot -- he pressures his fiancée (Joelle Carter) to have a threesome with another woman when she's clearly not at all interested.

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