After cutting her hand a workaholic chef is forced to do nothing for the summer. As the heat rises she faces daily boredom with her husband and the temptation of an ex-boyfriend.


“Making the Rules” marks the feature film debut of Robin Thicke. That poor goofy looking bastard should have cameo’d in something else to build to this. He plays the ex boyfriend of our lead (Jaime Pressly), I’d use character names if I cared. Basically, she’s an overworked chef who injures her hand. This leads to time at home and away from the job, where she manages to alienate everyone. If that wasn’t enough, she meets up with an ex boyfriend that could soon put an end to her marriage.

The movie is terrible. There’s a pregnancy scare that plays like it came out of a Nicholas Sparks book. The lack of quality editing, focus or clarity during the second half of the movie made me stop watching the film three times. I can’t name a film where it became that much of a struggle to watch so fast. Jaime Pressly tries her ass off in the film, but she belongs to the world of comedy. Robin Thicke belongs to the stage where he can have people gyrate on him in between bouts of making shitty music. You only have 2 songs in ten years and terrible acting, Thicke. You are not your father’s son.

The DVD comes with deleted/extended scenes, interview, Digital Copy and trailer gallery as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong. The transfer is clean, but the Dolby track doesn’t get a ton of back channel support. Ultimately, it’s a pretty standard romantic comedy sent to DVD. In the end, I’d recommend a rental to the girls that work at Claire’s in the Mall.


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