After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.
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Every once and awhile I will give into my wifeâ€™s request to watch some girlie movie she wants me to watch. Every single Valentineâ€™s Day from the time we first started dating, has been spent watching some eye gougingly bad movie that she enjoys and I canâ€™t stand. Often times it is preceded by her telling me that she thinks Iâ€™ll like itâ€¦she has been wrong every time. This is one of those movies she begged me to see for so long and said I would like. Oh how wrong she wasâ€¦how veryâ€¦veryâ€¦wrong.
Thirty something Jane, (Katherine Heigl, played to her usual annoying fervor) is always a bridesmaid and never a bride. One wedding after another she is in the wedding party of a friend and its starting to get on her nerves. She is hopelessly in love with her boss (Edward Burns) and has her younger sister, Tess (Malin Akerman) coming to visit. That same sister seduces that same boss and lies the whole time while doing it and ends up getting engaged to him with the wedding happening in three weeks time. Through this all, a writer named Kevin (James Marsden), who is cynical about love of course, meets Jane at one of her many weddings and is covering the engagement of George and Tess. But unbeknownst to Jane, this never happens in these types of movies, heâ€™s really doing a story on Jane and her many bridesmaid dresses, because he found and looked in her planner. Jane canâ€™t stand Kevin (which never means theyâ€™ll end up together) and watch her one true love go off with her spoiled sister.
Heard this story before? Thatâ€™s because itâ€™s been told a thousand times already with whoever the latest popular actress is. The problem is, it has been done better. Why is Katherine Heigl even a star, will somebody please explain that to me? Her mannerisms are beyond annoying, her whiny voice assaults the ears like a wounded cat coughing up a hairball full of sandpaper and she is moderately pretty, only to drop a few notches once she opens her mouth. James Marsden is better than this, only problem with him is that he can be a star but keeps picking the wrong roles. And Edward Burns must have just needed some spending money.
This movie is sooooo lame. The best thing about it is it gave me another article to write. Everything is predictable, every single thing. The male lead thinks marriage is dumb and love is even dumber, but wait about 45 minutes, â€˜cause heâ€™ll change his mind. In this movie, itâ€™s because there was one drunken night of sex with Jane and that makes him rearrange his thoughts on love and marriage. That is extremely insulting to the audience. It isnâ€™t a sacrificial circumstance or a heartfelt change of mind, but the fact that they ended up in bed together. This isnâ€™t the only thing wrong with this character. He was hired for a specific job, but the entire time he is complaining about that job to his boss and whining about it, all because he thinks heâ€™s better than that and should be doing something different. He thinks he should be doing what he wants, not the job he is paid to do. Then get a different job you gamook! Find someone hiring for that position and present your supposed skills in this area and let the hiring party decide if you are worthy or not. I canâ€™t stand this in movies!
They took every romantic comedy clichÃ© and slapped it together to make this trash. The musical montage of trying on clothes, the group sing along, the misunderstanding between the two leads that you can see coming a mile away, the mad dash of the lead actress to wherever the lead actor is to tell him she loves him and then having that speech in front of a huge crowd, blah, blah, blah. Why does Hollywood think this is all that love really is? No sacrifice, no real change in perception, well, not without sex anyway. One character does get a much-needed comeuppance moment, but it doesnâ€™t redeem the movie at all. In the end Jane finally gets her wedding and the audience has already checked out and could care less. Thanks Abby for stealing another few hours of my life.