Trials and Tribulations
After a series of boyfriends all who turned out not to be who they seemed Dale Squire (Lacey Chabert) relocates to L.A. although still finds romance a road full of pitfalls and so comes to the decision that being single might be easier. But when her friend Jill (Haylie Duff) announces she is getting married it leads to Dale reflecting on how difficult it is to find a meaningful relationship in LA. But just as she thinks it is impossible Zach (Kip Pardue) re-enters her life, a rock star she knew before he became a star and realises that maybe he is the one although it may be too late due to others who are interested in him.
I love Lacey Chabert and it is purely my love for her that I watched "Slightly Single in L.A." because a friend who knows what my taste in movie's is warned me to stay well clear of it. My friend was right because "Slightly Single in L.A." is such a grating movie that whilst I am sure there are those who enjoy it they are likely to be in the minority.
Now I will keep this simple because on one hand we have a storyline about Dale who has been ridiculously unlucky in love finding herself dealing with maybe a romance with her old friend Zach. Truth be told the storyline is not that entertaining and kind of meanders along never really grabbing you. And then you have the reflections on life in LA and how crazy it is. As such we have stereotypes from gay friends to emotional girl friends, crazy TV shows, yoga in the part and basically everything else. But none of it is amusing and as I said it basically grates for being so manufactured as we get Dale's inner thoughts on it all.
Truth be told even Lacey Chabert, who tries her best, can't save this movie. And it is not just Chabert as this is a movie with many familiar faces from Jonathan Bennett to Haylie Duff but none of them make their characters likeable or entertaining.
What this all boils down to is that despite it starring Lacey Chabert and a host of other familiar faces "Slightly Single in L.A." is a poor movie and one which has the ability to be more annoying than finger nails being scraped down a black board. Maybe there are those who will enjoy the trials and tribulations of being a single woman in L.A. but I imagine most will find this hard work.