You Stupid Man

January 28, 2012 4 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

Owen (David Krumholtz) is a simple dude, a guy who lives a simple life and is just like a lot of other folks, at least in most respects. He is basically an everyman, someone a lot of folks could relate to. He does have a very beautiful girlfriend in Chloe (Denise Richards), but the relationship is not smooth. Because she is so out of his league, he tolerates a lot of grief from her. After all, she might mistreat him, but how often does a guy like him have a chance to be with a girl like her? But when she runs off with a sitcom star, he is left to put the pieces of his life back together. He is soon introduced to Nadine (Milla Jovovich), which leads to a rather unpleasant first date between the two. But just as they start to see the good in each other, Chloe returns and Owen is pressed to make a decision about his romantic future.

Given how bad a lot of the movies released these days can be, when one sits on the shelf for around four years, you have to wonder if its worth the risk. You Stupid Man did indeed lay dormant for about that long, but can it be as bad as that leads us to believe? After all, if it was good at all or there was even moderate interest, why such an extensive delay, right? While the title is atrocious, You Stupid Man is not a bad movie per se, it is just a rather bland, uninspired picture. If you’ve seen a few romantic comedies, then you’ve seen all this before, both in better and worse scenarios. David Krumholtz is solid in the lead and has a good presence, but the show is stolen by the always gorgeous Milla Jovovich. A few laughs can be had and if you’re in a bind for a safe rental, then You Stupid Man is passable, though unmemorable.

Video: How does it look?

You Stupid Man is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. I was surprised to see more grain that usual here, but in the end, it never lessens the experience much, so no real score knocks there. The colors seem strong here, with bright hues and flesh tones look natural as well. I saw no real errors with the black levels either, as detail is well presented and contrast seems balanced to near perfection. But I do have to lower the score a little, due to the grain and some instances of edge enhancement, although nothing to be that concerned over.

Audio: How does it sound?

You wouldn’t expect much from a romantic comedy in terms of audio and this proves to be no exception to that assumption. I do think the music sounds very good in this mix, but no other elements seem to touch the surround channels. But then again, this film uses a massive amount of dialogue and little else, so there’s no real call for frequent surround use. The dialogue is what counts here and in this case, it sounds clean and shows no real issues at all. The vocals are crisp and consistent, with no volume problems to spoil the good time. This disc also includes subtitles in English, Spanish, and French.

Supplements: What are the extras?

This disc includes no bonus materials.

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