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'Walk of Shame' runs short on ideas
'Walk of Shame' runs short on ideas

Seemingly half of the comedy “Walk of Shame” is shots of Elizabeth Banks running in strappy high heels and a skin-hugging canary-yellow dress, filmed against Los Angeles’s more dreary urban backdrops. Then again, as idea-deficient and funny-free as writer/director Steven Brill’s stab at a female “Hangover” is, you need something to pop on screen. 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 James Marsden’s kind bartender. When an urgent appointment that could change her life hastens a careless moonlit escape, the film turns into a...

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