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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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Storyline

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

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Comedy | Romance

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

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2 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quiero robarme a la novia  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£749,611 (UK) (2 May 2008)

Gross:

$46,012,734 (USA) (27 June 2008)
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While filming at London's Park Lane Hotel, about 30 extras had to be used on short notice when the production team noticed red double-decker buses passing by frequently. That's common in London, but not New York, where the scene is set. The extras were used outside the hotel, to block the buses. See more »

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When Colin and Tom are playing basketball, Colin appears to jump off a trampoline to make the slam dunk. He lifts his legs to jump, bounces, then jumps higher to reach the basket. See more »

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Colin McMurray: in the scene at the gym after Colin dunks the ball, "I'm sorry, that's probably not allowed... to just stuff it in there like that."
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On Par Romantic Comedy
27 May 2008 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Out of the gate Made of Honor is pretty standard, with it's cliché characters and dialog. We have Patrick Dempsey's character, a womanizing playboy type who's best friend is Michelle Monaghan, a lovable and pretty friend who "accepts" Dempsey's character. Michelle Monaghan's character is out of town for a few weeks, and during this time Dempsey's character has a personal reflection period, in which he realizes he cares for Monaghan's character more than he thought, he wants to be with her. So she's back in town and they meet for dinner. Here's the kicker, it's so she can introduce Dempsey's character to her fiancé. When it comes down to it, she asks him to be her made of honor.

Now the plot is not really new, just a gender reversal of "My Best Friend's Wedding" but it's charming. The chemistry between the film's two leads is great and is the saving grace, as you really do see why Dempsey's character is fighting for. Not much else about the movie is that new, the direction is on par with the given genre, the acting is on par with the genre, and most of the jokes are that of the genre. That being said the movie isn't bad, but you certainly aren't going to walk away with the feeling you'd get from classics like "When Harry met Sally".

Not bad but, a charming On Par addition to the Romantic Comedy genre.

a modest 5 out of 10


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