Everyone's been talking about The Tao of Steve, so what is it? It's a love story in the way that Ghost Dog applies samurai teachings to street violence, only here Taoism is applied to sex. And the result? A funny, well-crafted movie.
Donal Logue stars as Dex (no, not Steve) who lives his life by the Tao of Steve (there are many Steve's in the world, like Steve McQueen, that get the girl without trying), and is fairly successful. He has had sex with countless women, despite his large physique, and he is even sleeping with a married woman. But then he meets Syd (Greer Goodman), who gives him a new challenge because she is smarter than he is, and he begins to fall in love with her.
The Tao of Steve is basically a love story, but it is done in a way more aimed at the male audience. That isn't to say that women won't enjoy the film, but the approach is mainly a man's approach to the romance comedy. The story is told from Dex's perspective, and that makes all of the difference.
The Tao of Steve has a good script with many well done lines, and the cast is up to the task. There is a lot of chemistry between Logue and Goodman, which is always a good thing in a romantic comedy.
The Tao of Steve is one of the better movies from the last couple of years, and it's definitely worth seeing whether you are a man or a woman. And guys, if your girlfriend/wife/mistress wants to watch a romantic comedy, you should definitely consider this one; you'll enjoy it just as much as she, if not more.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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