Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Made of Honour - My Best Friend's Wedding wannabe

Caught it with him last weekend, the trailers got me excited because it had McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) and the plot was reminiscent of one of my fav movies of all time, My Best Friend's Wedding, which starred Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Dermot Mulroney. I think it is an unconventional romantic comedy set in then conventional times. I still think it's one of the more realistic portrayals or at least, how I envisioned relationships to be.

With the plot similarities, I was wondering about the direction of the movie for Made of Honour - Male and female best friends, one of them gets hitched, the other one realises he/she still has feelings for the other party and tries to ruin the impending nuptials. Well, I won't spoil the movie for the peepz who have not caught the latest chick flick, but suffice to say that Made of Honour reeked of My Best Friend's Wedding wannabe. Really quite disappointing, even though it has McDreamy in it.

Photogenic cast aside and the usual "can guys and gals really just be friends" questions thrown about during the movie as well as some gender switching tasks (McDreamy organising a Hen's party, preparing the gifts, going lingerie shopping with the bride), sporadic doses of suggestive humor, the movie really was a run of the mill, utterly forgettable chick flick. Kudos to him for making it through the movie with me, as my expectations of the movie dipped in the course of the show, haha.

Overall, Made of Honour ended up being a recipe Made for Disaster, even for a chick flick. Utter lack of chemistry and there's only so much that McDreamy's eyes can do to salvage the flick. And there was so much potential for the flick too. Sigh.

Rating: 2/5. Dun waste your time, even for McDreamy.

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