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Cavemen follows LA playboy Dean (Skylar Astin) who is fed up with one-night-stands and empty relationships and realizes that he wants something more out of life than just a party. With a little inspiration from his nine-year-old nephew and his best friend Tess (Camilla Belle), Dean decides to try his hand at finding true love for the first time - which proves to be much more difficult than he thought in modern-day Los Angeles. (c) Well Go USA

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An unevolved romantic comedy better suited to the Paleolithic Era."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Variety
"Apparently answering the unasked question, "What would happen if you told a 12-year-old at screenwriting camp to combine Swingers and (500) Days of Summer?""
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"A blockheaded, sigh-inducing retread that evinces neither any particular originality nor freshness of telling."
‑ Brent Simon, Paste Magazine
"It's truly a mystery as to how this movie got made -- and why anybody (excluding horny L.A. guys) would want to see it."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
"Herschel Faber, the writer and director here, didn't bother fleshing out these characters enough to make us give a hoot about them."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"A dismal rom-com for dudes that makes the average beer commercial look nuanced and plot-heavy."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Cavemen shows occasional glimmers of promise, but ultimately winds up feeling just like Jay's blowjob story: meandering, somewhat dull, and with little payoff."
‑ Jen Chaney, The Dissolve
"If I read this screenplay, I'd probably immediately ban Dean and Herschel from Hollywood."
‑ Edward Douglas,
""Cavemen" writer-director Herschel Faber has sketched such a thin and unfunny look at L.A. singles, it should mark the death knell for movies about child-men on the make."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"A screenwriter tries to fall in love in order to lend authenticity to his script about a man falling in love in Cavemen, a tiresome film that itself knows nothing but other rom-com plots."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"Cavemen is an apt title considering how the sensibility and maturity of the film's characters don't seem to have developed beyond primal, alpha-man impulses."
‑ Nick McCarthy, Slant Magazine
"A 21st Century update of the Little Rascals' He-Man Woman Hater's Club episode where Alfalfa wises up and woos Darla, his Neanderthal pals' protestations notwithstanding."
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
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