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The film is funny and poignant, though the subject matter is like anything you might have seen in such films as Singles and other "Generation X" type films. However, good performances by the cast and sharp dialogue keep this moving. Dillon is basically playing the same role he's played in dozens of other films, but Hutton gives his first interesting role since Ordinary People and Michael Rappaport (Zebrahead) is a scream as Dillon's roommate, a man obsessed with supermodels. The best performance of all comes from Uma Thurman as the new girl in town, who every guy seems to want, and Natalie Portman (The Professional) is, ironically, the only voice of reason within the entire group. Rosie O'Donnell is on hand to deliver an hysterical monologue about the differences between "real" women and the women in Playboy. Don't be thrown by the title. It's neither a male nor a "Chick" film. It's simply a great date movie and is proba bly right up your alley, if you like this sort of thing.