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Made of Honor (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  2 May 2008 (USA)
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A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Selma Stern ...
Grandma Pearl
Thomas Sr.
Reverend Foote (as James B. Sikking)
Tiny Shorts Guy


Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her. Written by Orange

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It takes a real man to become a maid of honor. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quiero robarme a la novia  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£749,611 (UK) (2 May 2008)


$46,012,734 (USA) (27 June 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Patrick Dempsey learned how to juggle plates while working as a street performer. See more »


In the locker room, Tom is seated on a bench with shaving gel and deodorant next to him. In the first shot, the deodorant is laying on its side, to the right of the shaving gel. In the next shot, the deodorant is standing straight up, to the left of the shaving gel. See more »


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Referenced in The Bachelor: Episode #12.3 (2008) See more »


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Written by Greg Camp (as Gregory Camp), Paul De Lisle (as Paul Delisle), Steve Harwell (as Steven Harwell), and Kevin Iannello
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Romantic comedies - remember them?
2 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is lighthearted entertainment for an enjoyable evening at the movies. Columbia Pictures tries to reignite the romantic comedy genre with this frothy piece. Made of Honor is nice picture to watch but somehow the whole exercise seems forced and one can only think of what could of been if the script was just a bit stronger...and the direction too. The movie takes way too long to get moving and doesn't know where to end....the final scene is tacked on.

It's hard not to give away plot points since this film seems glued together from bits and pieces of 1960's comedies as well as things you've watching on the Lifetime Network. Still it is fun. And Made of Honor is a lot more enjoyable than Baby Mama which is just a long...very long...skit from Saturday Night Live.

Patrick Dempsey looks good on the big screen but seems a bit lifeless. Do we really need scenes where characters discuss how pretty Dempsey is? He also looks a bit long in the tooth for the age he is supposed to be playing. But looks real good in a mini-kilt. On the other hand, Michelle Monaghan is enchanting and lights up the screen every time she appears. The audience falls in love with her. Other characters come and go as the plot line dictates. The three bride maids seem like a missed opportunity for comedy. The mother of the bride suddenly pops in...and out just as fast.

Made of Honor tries too hard to be something that is not in its DNA: an adult comedy. Attn Columbia: there is nothing wrong with making a nice movie. Why junk it up? Several bits are quite vulgar and add nothing to the plot. An example: Grandma Pearl wearing a necklace of thunder beads and several tacky references to Dempsey's character being gay.

In many places the cinematography is incredible - especially shots of the Scotish countryside. Almost too good for this film, it gives the film the look of a fairy tale come true. A big negative is the pop rock soundtrack that is overbearing and I would imagine exists only to have a soundtrack album.

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