Seemingly half of the comedy “Walk of Shame” is shots of
Then again, as idea-deficient and funny-free as writer/director
Banks’ put-upon heroine is Meghan Miles, an uptight local news anchor whose sorrow-drowning girls’ night out turns into a one-night stand with
Even without the queasy racial stereotypes, "Walk of Shame" feels perfunctorily assembled, its obstacles straining even screwball logic. Banks valiantly tries to cobble together an appealing performance from what amounts to a lot of physicality and reacting, mainly to a slew of hooker references, but she's roundly defeated by the movie around her. In that respect, one could look at "Walk of Shame" as an unintended nightmare scenario for women in Hollywood, and the persistent humiliation required just to get noticed.
"Walk of Shame"
Mpaa rating: R for language and some sexual content
Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes