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From the director of Is It Just Me? comes this sparkling romantic comedy which takes online dating to the extreme! Marshall is an over-worked ad exec who is suffering from a serious case of the seven year itch with his loving boyfriend. As Marshall s 30th birthday nears he sets hell-bent on changing his life and comes across a mysterious dating app called eCupid which quickly turns his world upside down! Overwhelming him with sexy guys at every turn, Marshall gets much more than he bargained for as he struggles to fight his way through the steam of horned-up suitors. Firing on all cylinders with a sharp script, hot cast and even an extended cameo from Hollywood legend Morgan Fairchild, eCupid will win your heart!
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It had decent film production values - sound, lighting, etc - AND even an above average quota of decent actors. In many ways it really doesn't do any more than this director's previous romcom "is it just me?" except in the earlier film all but the lead guy were terrible actors. There remain a few wooden-tops in this one but they generally take-up much less of the airtime.
I agree with the previous reviewer that the on-screen chemistry between the 2 leads could have been a bit stronger.
Finally, is it just me? (sic) but I really don't get the whole Morgan Fairchild cameo thing would sell more copies? A "Hollywood Legend" - I can't believe they had the nerve to go in to print with that! Elizabeth Taylor is a Hollywood Legend - to me MF is a minor TV Soap Queen who looks more like Barbie's Mum.
So with no bed time activity other than snoring on the menu, Marshall plays with his mobile phone, and gets to download a free app. This is eCupid, where love is guaranteed. Then stuff starts to happen and he goes from being terminally frustrated to the centre of the gay universe pretty much over night.
This has a fair few laughs and a big moralistic tale written all over its assured face. From director J.C. Calcianno (`Is it just me?') this is well acted and directed and has some very easy on the eye moments, mind you we do get two of the most lack lustre gogo boys ever, but I can forgive them that as it is supposed to be lunchtime (where is this bar?). It does come across as predictable, but also very warm, I wish there really was such an app and I'd be down the Smart phone shop quicker than a prize winning thorough bred. We also have a shoe horned cameo from Morgan Fairchild and bless her for adding some down at heart glamour as Venus the waitress who oozes old world charm and homely advice.
This won't really get your pulse racing, it won't change your life but you might get a nice warm feeling and enjoy a genuinely nice gay movie.
The plot is poor and what bit of it there is was flagged so far in advance that even an amoeba could have worked out what was coming. The acting isn't that great (although there are one or two guys in it that don't do so bad) and there was so much sugary-sweet sentiment in the story that afterwards I felt like I needed a test for diabetes.
I've seen worse, which is why I've given this 2 stars, but it wasn't that good either.
Here I am pleased to say that not only did I enjoy looking at the lead actors, I also enjoyed the story, and the way it was told, once you went along with the fantasy element that was the crux of the plot.
With so many depressing gay films of people dying, as though gay characters should always be punished for being gay, it's nice to relax with mild comedy and drama and romance, will they or won't they, that has this fantasy twist of the programme app he links into being able to think for itself and control and organise his life. Sounds a brilliant idea, if only someone could create it for real!
In a nutshell it was a warm, comfortable, undemanding, romantic film with two attractive leads and some attractive other players, perfectly adequately acted and written and produced, and in a month or so on a dark and wet night I shall be happy to curl up on the sofa with it again. Until it becomes reality, then I'll have whoever the PC sends me!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a bad film, doesn't really make a whole host of sense, but the acting isn't too bad and the guys are MEGA hot. Read morePublished on 22 July 2014 by Christopher Shanley-Adams
I enjoyed this movie very much. If you get a chance grab a copy. My friends enjoyed watching it too.Published on 2 Jun. 2014 by PHILLIP TUOHY
Turn your brain off, or better yet remove your brain entirely, and enjoy a piece of celluloid fluff. It does exactly what it says on the tin.Published on 14 Feb. 2014 by BigAl82
Funny, as well as romantic, nicely (and handsomely) played, you will enjoy this light comedy.... but that could be your tomorrow!! or it might be it today for you.... Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2013 by HAVOC
Comparing to "Is it just me", "E-cupid" is a big step forward. It's like these two films were created by completely different people. Read morePublished on 29 Jun. 2012 by Pitbulltje