Lance is the worst boyfriend in the world, but that is part of his plan. Lance is Mr. Fix It, the guy that men hire to treat their ex-girlfriends so badly they will come running back. Everything is working great for Lance until he falls for his latest target.
David Boreanaz (Lance), Alana De La Garza (Sophia), Scoot McNairy (Dan), Pat Healy (Bill), Paul Sorvino (Wally), Terrence Evans (Charlie), Lee Weaver (Ralph), Rodney Rowland (Tip), Herschel Bleefeld (Shiffy).
Mr. Fix It starts off by showing us how Lance’s life is currently working and how he does his job. The setup is entertaining and the film shows some good promise. During the credits we get to see how Lance succeeds with happy endings for his clients and how his own life may not be as good as it first appeared. Once the story gets going the film morphs into something of a sappy love story with some light comedy up through the surprise twist ending that somehow leaves the audience with a smile.
Acting was mixed with Boreanaz doing nicely. De La Garza was the bright spot with excellent delivery throughout the film. The remainder of the supporting cast was unexciting but delivered fairly well.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were minimal but fit the film and felt well done. Effects were mostly action based and mild but good. Dialogue was interesting with drama and mild comedy. Animation and advertising used to explain Lance’s business were fun and added good variety to the film. Sound was good though the soundtrack was very dry.
Overall Mr. Fix It is a mild romantic comedy without a lot of energy. Although the film is somewhat entertaining genre fans will probably feel unsatisfied in the end. Those looking for something light that doesn’t involve foul language, a lot of sex, or thinking will likely enjoy this the most.
With mild sexual content this should be fine for older teens and above.
Mr. Fix It is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado theaters.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
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