However, thanks to AWOD’s focus on the current “selfish” generation of 20-something men, there’s a feeling of authenticity to their moronic ideals – it seems sadly real when Jason, given the chance to be a decent human being, becomes evasive because “that means we’re dating.” The boys’ expletive R-rated banter furthers the genuineness to decent comedic effect, though often undermined by some misplaced farcical gags that hit-or-miss.
The film’s smart enough not to naively damn casual sex, reserving the comments “stupid” and “soulless” for the horrible way these dudes go about acquiring it.
The male bachelor afraid of commitment sub-genre is probably the most crowded sub-genre in the spec screenplay market. There are a lot of males between the ages of 20-30 writing screenplays.
It’s only natural, then, that they write about what males between the ages of 20-30 think about.
Thomas Gormican, the writer, graduated from Brown University.