WINDOW THEORY (Andrew Putschoegl). 90 minutes. Opens Friday (April 15). For venues and times, see Movies, page 99. Rating: NN Rating: NN
High school. God. I had as good a time as the next girl, but I can't imagine reliving it.
Yet that's all Ethan "Hump" Humphries (actor/writer Corey Large ) wants to do in Window Theory . Seven years after graduation, he returns from L.A. to find his high school sweetheart marrying his best friend. There's lots of drinking, ogling chicks and egging cars to be done, and Ethan's rattled that his pals are growing up.
So, like every other man in "reel life" with a severe case of arrested development, he decides that winning back his ex, Stephanie ( Jennifer O'Dell ), two days before she weds, will make everything better.
Large and O'Dell have decent chemistry and are believable as ex-lovers, but the story is so clichéd it's not even worth recounting. The title refers to Ethan's theory about a "time window" for getting a viable woman: too young and her expectations are too high, too old and she's been fucked over too often to be anything but jaded.
Like nearly everything else that comes out of his mouth, the theory is ridiculous and juvenile.