THE TAO OF STEVE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes
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An interesting little romantic comedy that almost succeeds. Its biggest flaw is that its main protagonist is a shade above loathsome. Dex (Donal Logue) is a slacker, part-time kindergarten teacher and crafty seducing machine. In college, where he studied philosophy and was lean and mean, he got all the chicks no problema, now with a bulging beer gut he employs the Tao of Steve (as in cool dudes like Austin and McQueen) to bag his buddy’s wife, a naive college student and whatever else gets his pulse racing. It’s all a big philosophical head game until Syd (Greer Goodman) pops up and shows Dex there’s more to male-women relations than libido satiation. Though things do head in a more morally mainstream direction in the end, it’s Logue’s excellent performance (in an incredibly unflattering role) and the whimsical, lite touch of the filmmakers that keep the impalpable alluring.



Posted on July 22, 2000 in Reviews by
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