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Could someone please pass me the Splenda?
[Tom offers her the sugar bowl]
Could someone who is not a misogynist pass the Splenda?
[Stephanie takes the sugar bowl out of Tom's hand and passes it to Melissa]
Thank you, Stephanie.
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As a long-time rom-com fan, I always look forward to a new romantic comedy, even though experience tells me that I will likely be disappointed... First, the good things: the two leads are fine, and have good chemistry together (plus, I'm a Patrick Dempsey fan, which helps!). The "meet-cute" is at least original, and the background story about Tom's father's multiple marriages sheds some light on why Tom (Patrick Dempsey) is the way he is.
Unfortunately, it goes downhill from there. I don't mind a rom-com plot being predictable, but did the film-makers have to trot out every single Hollywood cliché about Scotland? The only redeeming feature is the beautiful cinematography of the Scottish Highlands. Of course, we all know that Scotland consists exclusively of the Highlands, which are peopled by old-time aristocrats living in castles surrounded by their faithful retainers. Naturally, the hero's rival has to own a whiskey distillery (what other industry is there in Scotland?), be even richer than the hero *and* a duke living a 19th-century lifestyle. Also, I'm no expert on Scottish accents, but I know there are many different ones depending on what part of the country you're in, and I suspect (though I don't know) that an aristocrat like Colin would speak quite differently than Kevin McKidd does. I do appreciate that the director insisted on casting actual Scottish actors for the parts.
It also bugged me that the (American) minister who is asked to perform the wedding ceremony is another cliché, but I suppose that's only to be expected - as a rule, Hollywood filmmakers seem not to have attended a church service in decades, and so have only their childhood memories from 30+ years ago to guide them when creating the role of a clergyman.
The third thing that bugged me was the director's penchant for "ugly" visual jokes - "Tiny Shorts Guy", whose weird appearance is direct evidence of his unworthiness as a human being, and the three bridesmaids who are made to look like the 3 ugly stepsisters when they first appear (especially the short, fat one).
Then there are the usual boring conventions - no one has any money worries, the hero doesn't need a job, his father's gold-digger bride can demand $30,000 *a month* in her pre-nuptual agreement, etc.
I was a little surprised that the film made such a big deal of a man being a "maid" of honour. I personally know of at least one man who was his best (female) friend's wedding attendant, and a woman who did the same for her male best friend, and neither wedding raised too many eyebrows (and we're not talking about avant-garde circles here, just regular people).
One more thing: I agree that the film gives Tom and Hannah (Michelle Monaghan)'s friendship rather short shrift before shifting into romance mode, so it's kind of hard to see *why* the two of them are such friends, especially given his sex life.
The trouble is, this could have been a good movie, but the film-makers just didn't want to do the work of coming up with any original ideas. All in all, watch this if you like rom coms or any of the actors involved; otherwise you might like to try something else.
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