Moving McAllister Movie Review
Can we all agree that this isn’t the best title ever? There are a few problems with Moving McAllister (2007), such as the lame title. Another problem is that Mila Kunis, who plays the leading lady and love interest of Rick in Moving McAllister, is playing her exact same character from That 70’s Show. Now, I am beginning to think that Jackie Burkhart from That 70’s Show, Michelle from Moving McAllister and Mila Kunis are all the same person. It’s a bit annoying. And try as I may, I can’t get pass the fact that Kunis has been dating Macaulay Culkin for years. Who does such a thing? Ick.
Moving McAllister has us following around an uptight corporate slave named Rick Robinson (Ben Gourley) who is taking the bar examine in a few days. His mentally unstable boss Maxwell McAllister (Rutger Hauer, who is getting really chubby) asks him to do a little moving for him and to pick up his eccentric niece Michelle along the way. On this cross-country trip, Rick and Michelle meet all sorts of weird characters; yes Moving McAllister is one of those movies, including a clichéd drifter played by Jon Heder. Heder plays Orlie and his character is really a textbook case of why writing classes can be dangerous. Orlie doesn’t have any real purpose and is simply thrown into the second act to toss things up a bit. Rick and Orlie have some fun scenes together, but you too will be wondering why Jon Heder took this role.
This isn’t a classic date movie, but you could do a lot worse. Moving McAllister is fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously and that’s good. If you are looking for a lighthearted date movie that has some laughs and some decent performances, well Moving McAllister might be a good pick. That is if you can ignore the fact that Kunis is playing Jackie Burkhart in a movie. Take Moving McAllister for what it is, a date movie. Ben Gourley who plays Rick also wrote the script and was one of the producers. I guess he deserves some notice for wearing more than one hat.