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Review: 'Cavemen' may help push a genre toward extinction
Review: 'Cavemen' may help push a genre toward extinction

Even if the rom-com "Cavemen" wasn't opening a week after the similarly themed "That Awkward Moment," it would still feel like yesterday's news. At least "Awkward," contrived and mediocre as that Zac Efron vehicle is, has some It-boy sheen. "Cavemen" writer-director Herschel Faber has sketched such a thin and unfunny look at L.A. singles, it should mark the death knell for movies about child-men on the make. Meet aspiring screenwriter Dean (Skylar Astin), a decent sort blessed with not one but two jerky circles of guy pals. He lives with one group in a loft dubbed "the cave," hence, the film's ha-ha title. The other group...

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