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Made of Honor (2008; Rated Rated PG-13)

Made of Honor

“ Made of recycled bits from other movies.”

-Richard Roeper


Made of Honor

(2008; PG-13)

In theaters:
Friday, 2 May 2008

Summary: A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.

Comedy, Romance

Paul Weiland

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey has the Tom Hanks/Hugh Grant role and Michelle Monaghan has the Meg Ryan/Sandra Bullock part in "Made of Honor." You could go to this movie and sit in the theater or just stand in the lobby and look at the poster. Either way you’d know exactly where it’s going. Dempsey, who plays McMuffin or something on TV, is a handsome guy, but he looks a little grizzled to be playing this 30ish womanizer named Tom. Michelle Monaghan is his best friend Hannah.

These two attractive, smart, likable people are so obviously perfect for each other, yet they’re just pals because, well because we need a movie. Now Hannah’s engaged, and she wants Tom to be her maid of honor. Equally phony are the scenes with Tom and his buddies, who talk like no group of men I’ve ever seen.

The jokes about Tom being the "Made of Honor" are never funny, and Tom’s schemes to win Hannah back are juvenile and obviously doomed for failure. So the inevitable resolution is prolonged by an extended trip to Scotland for Hannah’s wedding. How about some wacky sequences where Tom tries to outshine the studly Scot? Who knows, maybe we’ll even get a scene in the church, where crazy declarations are shouted to the world, and a punch is thrown. The only thing I liked about this movie is the great Sydney Pollack as Tom’s much-married father. I would have liked to see a film about him.

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