Friday, October 3, 2008


Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Sydney Pollack

"It takes a real man to become a maid of honor"

Truth be told, this film has nothing much going for it except for the charming presence of Patrick Dempsey. It is predictably obvious that Hannah (Michelle Monaghan) would end up with Tom (Patrick Dempsey) because come on did you notice any chemistry between her and Colin, her (old) Scottish fiance? Zilch! Even the panoramic Scottish backdrop couldn't salvage this mismatched couple.

Does this film prove that men and women cannot really be 'just friends'? I guess so. They had a good 10 year old friendship as a solid foundation for their relationship. Besides I believe you are much better off marrying someone who is your best friend than some stranger you barely know. A foreigner with a completely different culture and upbringing at that! So there is definitely no contest at all.

Except that they chose to stretch this premise into a full length movie. A movie not entirely bad simply because you choose to gloss over its shortcomings by swooning over Patrick Dempsey the entire time. He was in his elements by simply doing what he does best. Being funny, charming and oh so likable even though he tried hard to make the audience dislike his philandering ways. Sorry Patrick it simply didn't work. Hehe

A pleasant light romantic comedy movie that deals with friendship, wedding preparations and a fairy tale romantic ending. A winning formula which will work any time.

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