All About Steve F-
If the above movie permits multiple approaches, there's only one way to react to this bomb and it's to do as I did - just take it as long as possible (an agonizing 20-minutes for me) and leave.
It's a formula fiasco that fizzles - flops - is badly written - if at all - badly directed by Phil Traill, and worst of all, embarrassingly cast with Sandra Bullock in the lead ploying opposite newsman (Bradley Cooper), with the ubiquitous side-kick (Thomas Hayden Church) who is given all the wise, cynical lines to bring together this all-too familiar material.
Ms. Bullock, recreating but obviously tired of her role in that other stupid romantic comedy "The Proposal," is now employed as a crossword puzzle maker with a "tendency toward manic delusion." She blind dates Cooper, falls head over heels for him, even offers him a "quickie" in his car (he refuses); he takes off, forcing her to trail him with side-kick Church around the country on their photo jobs, shooting dangerous situations.
Writer Kim Barker blends sitcom comedy with comic road trip situation, leading us (or so said the reviews I read in order to write this) to the eventual saccharine coupling just before they photograph a group of deaf children who'd fallen into a mine shaft (as our heroine fittingly comes up with a series of deaf jokes). Nearly 85-minutes of agonizingly unfunny stuff.
This could arguably be the worst film of the year. It'll make a lot of money. (Grade: F-)