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A happy young couple, Sarah and Tom marry against the wishes of Sarah's friends and family and go to Europe for their Honeymoon. Unfortunately for them, Sarah's parents send Sarah's ex-boyfriend Peter Prentis to break up the happy marriage. Written by
Hollywood shows the flavor of the months in this awful film starring two semi-talented "actors" who attempt to play off each other in the sloppy script and terrible comedy.
This has all the comedy cliches; hijinks in an airplane bathroom, the cliche snooty french people, the stuffy rich family who hates the fiance for no particular reason other than he's poor, and the same stereotypes you'd expect to see in France.
Watch Ashton Kutcher do the same ridiculous yelling he tries to pull off as comedic with obvious lines like "Pussy has never hated me. Now I feel loved!" and then he screams some more, and then he delivers another line with a top of the lungs scream and then another painfully obvious line.
Kutcher is tolerable compared to Murphy who attempts to come off as adorable but instead is just irritating to the point where eating glass is more entertaining. She's rich but she dresses like a rather average girl, and giggles a lot.
I mean it; she giggles, and laughs, and chuckles and scoff like an airhead expecting the audience to find it simply adorable but it's just annoying, and I ain't buying it.
The two have zero chemistry and if that's not enough the movie doesn't put up much of an argument to get us to like these people; they're just rather annoying blips on the screen.
The dialogue is awful, the situations ridiculous, the acting is horrible with Kutcher doing his usual screaming at the top of his lungs to draw laughter, a quickly tiresome shtick along with Murphy who is way over the top with her performance in an attempt to channel Lucille Ball but comes off more as shrill.
The script never puts up an argument as to why they should be together, nor does it give us much of a plot except tiny little physical bits of comedy that fail on every level and measure with a usual obligatory happy ending that's so tacked on you're left wondering why you wasted so much time on these people in the first place.
Ashton may never be able to recover and his screaming thing for comedy will get old, but Murphy I hold hope for. Murphy, you're not Lucille Ball, so give it up and be yourself, eh?
(* out of ****)
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