Thursday, September 15, 2011
Made Of Honor (2008)
The characters are simply unlikable through a variety of means - who they are on paper, their actions throughout the film, characterizations by the actors, etc. - but they particularly make no sense at all. Hannah (Michelle Monaghan) is built up in the beginning of the film to be smart, not taking a lot of chances, and not exactly adventurous - however, after only six weeks of dating decides to marry someone she met in Scotland. Hmmm.... that's interesting - seems like a plunge for someone who usually plays it safe. A similar nonsensical thing occurs with McDreamy's character: are we really, honestly, supposed to believe that McDreamy suddenly snaps out of a Tomcat lifestyle and is ready to settle down with Hannah in the blink of an eye? Look, I know that some guys are "trainable" to a point, but come on!
But the fact that the characters make no sense ultimately does not matter. I have noticed a trend in the average "chick flick": nobody is a real character. Most romcom characters seem to be who the targeted audience wants people to be, which is this: flawed to a point but ready to shake off those flaws in an instant after being changed by the love interest. If you love watching that, then Made Of Honor might just be up your alley - but for me, Made Of Honor is just made up of unfunny skits and unlikable characters.
CBC Rating: 3/10