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Txt-Bsd Comdy 4 Joel Zwick 2 Direkt
Rom-com revolving around errant texts

13 November 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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Joel Zwick may be getting on in years (he’s 66 and thus officially an OAP), and his last big hit may have been the middle-aged catnip that was My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but he’s still keen to show that he’s down with da kidz with his new movie, Did You Get My Text.

And no, there doesn’t appear to be a question mark at the end of the title, which will send our subs crazy.

Anyway, it’s a rom-com written by actor Jaleel White about a young man who inadvertently starts a relationship with a girl while using his friend’s phone. Their courtship then falls foul of a series of technological errors, and hilarity no doubt ensues.

Well, we’ve heard worse ideas for rom-coms, and Zwick proved with MBFGW (that’s the texty abbreviation) that he knows his way around the genre, so we’re prepared to give this one a chance.

The film is produced by Matthew Cooke and Bert Marcus, who are also producing a new documentary called Propaganda, about the suppression of freedom of speech in the States. Cooke will write and direct the documentary, which will also be produced by Entourage’s Adrian Grenier.

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Surely 'direct' would be every bit as concise? More

Posted by durandal at 16:23 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

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A film written by Urkel? one has to wonder More

Posted by DanBarnes501 at 12:21 on 13 November 2008 | Report This Post

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I once heard that it is bad luck to include a question mark in a title. Maybe Zwick realises he needs all the help he can get with a plot like that! ;) More

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