made of honor

I don't care what anyone says, Made of Honor is NOT just a reprise of My Best Friend's Wedding.

Actually, if you compare the two movies, Made loses every time. For one thing, My Best Friend's Wedding was far more original. It had the ending that you hated (at first), but grew on you when you realized it was more just, more intelligent, and allowed the characters to grow.

Made of Honor doesn't do that. It's a decent chick flick, enjoyable enough... but it's not any more than that. It's got its funny parts; it's got its romantic parts; it's not completely predictable. It does tend to blur with other rom-coms I've seen lately. And it's missing one fabulous ingredient from My Best Friend's Wedding which no movie shall ever have again:

Paul Giamatti before he was famous.

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3 Response to "made of honor"

  1. Anonymous Says:
    June 2, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Amen to the Giamatti thing ...

    As an unabashed admirer of rom-coms, I liked "My Best Friends Wedding." I haven't even thought about seeing "Made of Honor" too gimmicky, too much of a stretch. Let's see now ... how many improbabilities does it take to line up to make what's-his-name Maid of Honor? Of course that's just my impression; this is one that'll wait for the ol' Netflix queue.

  2. Nayana Anthony says:
    June 3, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    It wasn't a bad movie... just not a stellar one like My Best Friend's Wedding. The gimmicks weren't as bad as you'd think, but I'm with you--as soon as I sense something overly contrived, I'm out of there.

  3. Fletch says:
    June 4, 2008 at 1:12 AM

    You want Paul Giamatti before before he was famous? Watch Singles sometime. It's a bit jarring to see him...

    It's been way too long since I've seen My Best Friend's Wedding (if I even saw it in totality) and I have no plans to see Made of Honor, so I guess I have nothing else to add here.

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