Watch Bad Date Chronicles
- 1 hr 24 min
Bad Date Chronicles is a lighthearted romantic comedy from 2017 that follows the story of Leigh, a reporter for a local newspaper, who finds herself covering a story on bad dates after experiencing one herself. The movie stars Merritt Patterson as Leigh, Justin Kelly as her charming co-worker, and Lanie McAuley as her best friend and supportive confidante. The story begins with Leigh writing a scathing review of her disastrous date with a narcissistic actor. Her editor loves the piece and suggests that she turn it into a regular column, chronicling the worst dates in the city. Leigh is hesitant at first, but soon finds herself on a string of bad dates, one after another. She meets a germaphobe, an awkward magician, and even a guy who gets arrested mid-date, among others. Each date is more cringeworthy than the last, but Leigh soldiers on, determined to find the perfect bad date to write about. As Leigh continues her quest for the worst date of all time, she begins to develop feelings for her co-worker, Luke, played by Justin Kelly. Luke is handsome, charming, and everything Leigh could want in a man. However, he is also dating someone else, leaving Leigh feeling conflicted about her feelings. To make matters worse, Leigh's best friend and roommate, Jackie, played by Lanie McAuley, has started dating a guy she met online, which Leigh disapproves of. The tension between them builds throughout the movie, as Jackie accuses Leigh of being a hypocrite and Leigh worries about what will happen if Jackie's online romance goes wrong. Meanwhile, Leigh's bad date column becomes an unexpected hit, drawing attention from all over the city. She is bombarded with emails from people sharing their own bad date stories, including one from her ex-boyfriend. The newfound attention gives Leigh a taste of fame and success, but also brings some unwanted attention, as one of her bad dates turns out to be a stalker who begins following her around town. As the movie progresses, Leigh begins to realize that her perfect man might have been right in front of her all along. However, she struggles with whether or not to pursue a relationship with Luke, given his current relationship status. In the end, Leigh must decide if she wants to take a chance on love, even if it means risking her friendship with Luke and potentially breaking his heart. Bad Date Chronicles is a fun, quirky movie that combines romance and comedy in a unique way. The chemistry between the three leads is palpable, and the movie's lighthearted tone makes it an enjoyable watch for anyone looking for a feel-good romantic comedy. Despite its predictable plot and occasional cringe-worthy moments, the movie manages to stay fresh and engaging throughout, thanks in large part to its talented cast and witty writing.