With the resourcefulness typical of low-budget filmmaking, this romantic comedy features recognizable actors in secondary roles, which may help get the movie programmed or distributed but doesn’t make the derivative storytelling any less excruciating. Earnest young James is a hollow protagonist whose simplistically role-reversed romance with the girl next door prevents him from pursuing a cooking-school degree—or much of a relationship with another woman. This gives the filmmakers—writer Kipp Marcus and his director brother Adam—the opportunity to use one of the most hackneyed devices in recent relationship movies, the bad-date montage. Since Kipp also plays James, it’s hardly surprising that the character turns out to be something of a stud. With Alice Dylan and Bernadette Peters. 90 min.