Re: I got a "Hall Pass" once
You produce a movie like that and you have about as much of a success as Police Academy 7 - there is no conflict. The key to any good story is conflict, in this case, very "typical" marital conflict over sex.
I don't think the writers typecasted that woman from The Office and Christina Applegate necessarily as "harpies". . .you could say they were typical wives who took their husbands for granted and assumed they couldn't get any if their lives depended on it. So, they issue a Hall Pass.
They were proven right. . .but then again. . .proven wrong also.
Moral of the story among others - don't take your spouse for granted.
I also enjoyed a couple of exchanges by the two male characters - the one was when they were talking about how when they were teenagers and they figured when they got married, they wouldn't have to jerk off any more and how THAT was a fantasy.
The second scene is when they are about ready to give in on Day 5 and throw in the towel and the main character says, "Maybe we should call it quits, leave early and go back to our wives. I miss my wife and family."
His friend says, "No!!! If we do that, the balance of power shifts forever!!! Women would know then they need us, and will hold sex over our heads eternally."
Say what you want, but these writers hit upon what every man has had a dialogue on in his mind with Sex, Power, Lies, Videotapes, and Money.
If you want to shun the movie for whatever reason, it's your $11.00 but I think you could stand to go to the movies and laugh at yourself a little bit, Brennan. I laughed at myself. Just my opinion.
And maybe I seem a bit confused. . .but maybe, I got you pegged! Ha! Don't know what to do about those tossed salad and scrambled eggs. . .they're posting again. Scannerguard has left the building.