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Could 'Miss March' be year's worst movie?

March 13, 2009 |  4:35 pm

The critically reviled teen comedy "Miss March" could be the first contender of the year for the Razzie Awards. These tongue-in-cheek kudos salute the worst in moviemaking. And this first film from Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore — who share writing, directing and lead acting credits — certainly qualifies based on the bad reviews. Cregger plays a man who comes out of a coma after four years to discover that his high school sweetheart is now a Playboy pinup. And Moore is his best friend along for the ride as he goes in search of her.

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"Miss March" comes in at a jaw-dropping zero among the top critics surveyed by Rotten Tomatoes. Even with the wider range of reviewers included in the overall score, the teen comedy earned a score of only six. Over at Meta Critic, the movie managed to break into the double digits with a score of 10. By comparison, the two big "winners" at the recent 29th edition of the Razzie Awards — the Mike Myers vehicle "The Love Guru" and "The Hottie and the Nottie" starring Paris Hilton — were rated at 24 and 7 respectively on Meta Critic.

Among the best of the worst reviews was Glenn Whipp, who wrote in the Los Angeles Times: "The boys' Tweedledum and Tweedledee act wears thin after about a minute, which is unfortunate, since there are no memorable supporting characters to pick up the slack." In his one-star review for the New York Daily News, Joe Neumaier said, "The majority of this sophomoric slop — 'romp' is too generous a word — is a series of unfunny scrapes that end with the two heroes thrown out of cars or slipping away by the skin of their teeth." And Kyle Smith of the New York Post gave the film just one-half star, noting that "Cregger's nonexistent screen presence suggests a guy whose showbiz ambition should be limited to working the snack table used by the crew. Meanwhile, the kinetic but equally unfunny Moore — whose acting strategy is to keep his eyeballs and mouth wide open at all times — is a lame knockoff of Jim Carrey."

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