The Third Wheel
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An unlucky-in-love bachelor lands his dream date, but finds that getting through the evening will be a difficult challenge indeed in this romantic comedy. The Third Wheel stars Luke Wilson as Stanley, a woefully inept young man who -- with the aid of his roommate Mike (Ben Affleck) -- works up the nerve to ask out his alluring co-worker Diana (Denise Richards). Diana agrees, but before the two can even be seated at a restaurant, they literally run into a homeless con man named Phil (Jay Lacopo). Currying pity from the hapless Stanley, Phil proceeds to disrupt the evening in every way… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Just when the movie should be getting more annoying, it becomes highly enjoyable -- thanks to Lacopo's warm performance."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"in the end I was starting to feel like I was the third wheel in the relationship between the DVD and my DVD player"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"...often feels more like a second-rate sitcom than an actual movie."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"As beautiful and amiable as she is amusing, this is one of Richard's best parts...easily tolerable and not to mention, a tad cute."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The Third Wheel sucks, but it sucks a lot less than many films of its kind, with lesser names and worse screenplays, which for some reason get on a whole lot more screens."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
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