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Made of Honor (2008)

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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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Paul Weiland

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Adam Sztykiel (screenplay), Deborah Kaplan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Tom
Michelle Monaghan ... Hannah
Kevin McKidd ... Colin
Kadeem Hardison ... Felix
Chris Messina ... Dennis
Richmond Arquette ... Gary
Busy Philipps ... Melissa
Whitney Cummings ... Stephanie
Emily Nelson ... Hilary
Kathleen Quinlan ... Joan
Selma Stern Selma Stern ... Grandma Pearl
Sydney Pollack ... Thomas Sr.
James Sikking ... Reverend Foote (as James B. Sikking)
Kevin Sussman ... Tiny Shorts Guy
Beau Garrett ... Gloria
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quiero robarme a la novia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,756,850, 4 May 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,012,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,962,760
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At Starbucks, Tom orders a grande drip and a decaf triple grande, non-fat, extra hot, stirred, no-foam, caramel macchiato with whipped cream and extra caramel filled seventy percent. See more »

Goofs

When Tom and all the bridesmaids arrive in Scotland and greet Collin and Hannah, Tom clearly kisses Hannah on the mouth, while they always kiss on the cheek. See more »

Quotes

Christie - Wife #6: If you're a bad boy, I'm gonna spank you!
[she spanks Tom]
Tom: Ow! Ok, I've got something to say to you.
[Hannah kicks him]
Tom: Ow!
Christie - Wife #6: Tom, I just want you to know that if you need anything, money, advice, help with girl problems, you can always come to me. I'd like you to think of me as a real mother.
Tom: Alright, sure
[Tom's dad comes over]
Christie - Wife #6: Oh, here he is!
Thomas Bailey Sr.: She's just as drunk as the night we met.
[...]
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References Black-Adder II: Bells (1986) See more »

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Scotland the Brave
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Performed by The Isle of Skye Pipe Band
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Romantic comedies - remember them?
2 May 2008 | by jamesmccormackSee 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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