Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bomb of the Week: Made of Honor

Oofta. An infinite amount of estrogen couldn't have made sitting through this film a pleasant experience.When I first caught a glimpse of Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepard, Grey's Anatomy was beginning to gain momentum as the "newest medical drama". The ingredients to this overnight sensation were: stethoscopes, drama, and sex, sex, sex. It's no surprise that this role didn't stray far from that formula. Enter the ultimate chick flick... Made of Honor.

Tom (Dempsey) is falling in love with his best friend, Hannah (Michelle Monaghan). He insists on dating the "wrong girls" for all of the "right reasons" when she searches for "Mr. Right" in all of the wrong places. After a trip to Scotland, Hannah returns to The States with a new perspective on relationships... And a new fiancee.

Hannah asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor and ignites a flame under his butt that rivals the Great Chicago Fire.

My Commentary: To spare everyone the agony of sitting through 101 minutes of pure sugar-coated torture... I will NOT recommend Made of Honor to the average cinemaniac. Dempsey plays a guy who never gets his timing right. Murphy's Law is in full swing as our hero tries countless times to prove his devotion to the fair maiden. It's too little, too late if you ask me.

Rating: **** (4 out of 10)

P.S. There is some symbolism in the film.. The hairdo signifies the satisfaction viewers feel after watching Made of Honor. I rest my case.

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