Only one of Dale's friends, the uptight and pretentious Jill (Haylie Duff), is in a long-term relationship.
Her fiance Drew (Chris Kattan) is portrayed as a jerk who wears fashionable jogging suits and hounds Jill about her personality and lifestyle.
star has signed on for a multi-episode arc as FBI Agent Volchek, who works under Hank Azaria's James Cochran, the head of the Los Angeles FBI.
It's a complaint as old as Hollywood itself: dating is difficult in Los Angeles.
Flash forward to a few years later when Dale finds herself in bed with quasi-boyfriend J. (Simon Rex), a celebrity photographer with a foot fetish that director Christie Will paints as downright disgusting.
It's the first sign that the film isn't going to make a miraculous recovery from its opening scenes and become an original, engaging rom-com.
It doesn't help that the film is punctuated by Dale's voiceover monologues.
Dale's first significant boyfriend cheats on her with her two best friends; she catches another man in bed with a dominatrix and man with a pig mask; a promising boyfriend turns out to be gay.It's ironic that Will talks negatively about the stereotypes others have about LA when all she does is reproduce these stereotypes in her film.Like the rest of the film, this short monologue delivered by the director doesn't do anything to advance the story or make it meaningful.He, too, is a walking stereotype from the perfect arc of his eyebrows to his high-pitched, sing-song voice.Things aren't any more original where Lacey's two best friends, Becca (Carly Schroeder) and Hallie (Jenna Dewan-Tatum), are concerned. And then there's Zach (Kip Pardue), an old friend of Dale's who is now a big rock-and-roll star.