The industry is revving up for a big Valentine's Day celebration through several new films, one of them WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON.
It's conventional with an innocent love triangle between West Virginians Rosalee, (Kate Boswell) and Pete (Topher Grace - That 70's Show) characters and Tad, played by Josh Duhamel.
The actors play improbable people but this little fantasy works because the actors are willing and do sacrifice for the other. The actors are too beautiful to be real, but its a confection. There is too much drinking - as recreation, as ways of coping and as comedy and we didn't need that.
"Preserve your carnal treasure!" yells Pete as Rosalee takes off for Hollywood and her date with Tad. And she does - not because Peter tells her to but because she has values.
This isn't going to win any awards, but I sure liked it as compared to ALONG CAME POLLy, which was ... why?