Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

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Director: Robert Luketic, Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel

Cast: Robert Luketic, Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel

     
 

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Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde) directs the romantic comedy Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! from a screenplay by TV scriptwriter Victor Levin. Famous Hollywood actor Tad Hamilton (soap opera star Josh Duhamel making his film debut) is trying to promote his new movie. His manager (Sean Hayes) and his agent (Nathan Lane) both convince him to participate in a

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Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde) directs the romantic comedy Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! from a screenplay by TV scriptwriter Victor Levin. Famous Hollywood actor Tad Hamilton (soap opera star Josh Duhamel making his film debut) is trying to promote his new movie. His manager (Sean Hayes) and his agent (Nathan Lane) both convince him to participate in a dating contest in order to improve his bad-boy image. The contest is won by Rosalee Futch (Kate Bosworth), an attractive young checkout girl who works at a Piggly Wiggly in West Virginia. When Tad ends up falling in love with her, he's willing to give up big-city life and move to small-town America. Meanwhile, her best friend and co-worker Pete (Topher Grace) is finally motivated to reveal his secret crush on her. Rosalee finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between her closest friend and a dream date.

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For the first time in his film career, Topher Grace plays the kind of hands-in-pockets underdog hero that made him famous on the small screen, and it carries Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! pretty far. The other two-thirds of the love triangle -- Kate Bosworth as a perky convenience store clerk, Josh Duhamel as a studly movie star -- also work well, making the film a sweet little confection with a nostalgic 1950s ethos. The title itself hearkens back to a pre-ironic era when "dreamy" matinee idols made impressionable teens swoon, and the film is smart to keep that light sensibility, even set well within modern times. Events never careen toward the sensational, which means former TV scribe Victor Levin can give his characters the depth to exceed the one-dimensionality such a story might have engendered. In lesser hands, Duhamel's every move would have been laced with wrong intentions, while Grace would have been the "gracious" loser, as it were. Instead, Duhamel is fairly generous, and Grace fairly petty. It's amusing watching them jockey for position, trying to appeal to different aspects of Rosalee's persona, with Grace's Pete gradually losing any sway over her. Anyone in the audience who's lost a significant other to a flashier candidate will sympathize with the uphill task. The film has the pastel colorings and core sensibilities of director Robert Luketic's previous outing, Legally Blonde, without that film's oversimplifications and annoying caricatures. It's still essentially fluff, but it's slightly more substantial fluff.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929304813
Original Release:
2004
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Sales rank:
38,889

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kate Bosworth Rosalee Futch
Topher Grace Pete
Josh Duhamel Tad Hamilton
Nathan Lane Tad's Agent, Richard Levy
Sean Hayes Tad's Manager, The Other Richard Levy
Gary Cole Henry
Ginnifer Goodwin Cathy Feely
Kathryn Hahn Angelica
Kathryn Joosten Mrs. Stemkowski

Technical Credits
Robert Luketic Director
Catherine Adair Costumes/Costume Designer
William S. Beasley Executive Producer
Peter Lyons Collister Cinematographer
Lucy Fisher Producer
Stephanie Gilliam Set Decoration/Design
Darren Higman Musical Direction/Supervision
Scott Hill Editor
Matt Kutcher Special Effects Supervisor
Victor Levin Screenwriter
Gail Lyon Executive Producer
Joseph Middleton Casting
L. Justin Muller Asst. Director
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
Edward Shearmur Score Composer
Missy Stewart Production Designer
Laura Z. Wasserman Musical Direction/Supervision
Doug Wick Producer
Mark Worthington Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title
2. Driving Too Fast
3. Piggly Wiggly
4. Bachelor Dinner
5. Object of My Desire
6. Won a Date
7. Carnal Treasure
8. Culture Shock
9. The Big Date
10. Tad's Place
11. Back to Reality
12. Following the Gut
13. Bide-a-Way Motel
14. The Obstacle Course
15. Chocolate Martinis
16. The Water Gap
17. Down on the Farm
18. Six Smiles
19. Surprise Visit
20. Great Love
21. Leap of Faith
22. Closing the Book
23. The Last Dance
24. End Credits

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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Everyone in the movie fits in. It's a pretty good movie, but it's not fantastic. Tad's character is the only thing dragging it down. Pete makes this movie. Played by Topher Grace, Pete's lines 'viscious rhetoric' and the 'six smiles' are examples of how this movie is different than the cheesey romantic comedies of the 90s (see She's All That). The fact that the characters are out of High School is something that needed to happen. There is an audience out there for this type of movie, but it's stars need to grow with the audience. Topher Grace and Kate Bosworth are doing that. Oh, by the way, Lundberg (Office Space) is Rosa Lee's (Bosworth) father. That's funny.
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I loved this movie so much I actually went to see it in the theater 3 times and I rented it last night. It is very romantic and has a great ending.
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This movie will make you laugh so hard!! It has a great soundtrack and Josh Duhamel and Topher Grace are great to look at!!!!!!!!!!!
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i really liked this movie it was a kickin movie. you should go out and buy a copy of this movie. i will buy a copy of it too. fan of this movie. rosie calahorrano
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was really good. It was so funny and Topher Grace was hilarious. This movie was really cute.
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This movie is so sweet, it should be forbidden by every dentist. It's too bad I could imagine the end after only 10 minutes. Topher Grace is an amazing actor and you should buy the movie only to see him perform. The movie is fun mostly because of him. I had a pretty good time watching 'win a date whit tad hamilton'
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