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Of course, our boys end up falling for their prey, and (less than) hilarity ensues. As the family figures out the charade, it appears the crashers may get their comeuppance. Instead, the douchey Cooper character gets his. By the end--and I doubt it's possible to spoil this for you--everything works out for our heroes, and both get to keep the girl, despite their deception. Maybe if they'd added Paul Rudd, Michael Cera or one of those funny looking guys with a "Jew 'fro," this could have been better, but I doubt it.
The Stepfather is a movie of a whole different type. The film is a remake of an old 80s low-budget cheapie (but cult favorite), about a deranged man who is a family crasher. He targets women who've recently been divorced or widowed, and tries to supplant the husband/father. He's on a quest for the perfect family, and when things start to turn sour, he gets very unpleasant. The original character was played by Terry O'Quinn (John Locke on Lost), to very creepy effect. The new version is played by Dylan Walsh (Sean MacNamara on Nip\Tuck), and he does a fine job. I just kept noticing his acting, being so familiar with his previous character. I also had no surprises, having seen the original a couple of times. I knew his motivation going in, and the film hews pretty closely to the original.
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