My main issue with this movie was simply the premise. I didn’t think the reason behind the entire “war” warranted said “war”. Both of the girls had everything they ever dreamed of: the venue and the day. Both girls had those things the entire movie – what they didn’t have is each other. So this movie is about friendship, which I always expected, but I’m not sure the method they went about it was smart. What I would have rather seen is one open spot in this venue for the next three years – which one gets it? That motive would have warranted a war, not what we have here.
I watched this film primarily for the cast, and as far as I could tell, the cast all did a pretty good job. Even young Chris Pratt, who plays one of the grooms in the film. The cast worked well together and had a decent amount of chemistry – which is where the film draws most of its strength. It needed a strong set of characters for the audience to remember because the rest of it is just…typical. As an adult male, I felt like I was drowning in estrogen. It is a romantic comedy about a wedding, so I won’t complain too much about that, but I should also point out that I highly prefer Brides Maids.
Unfortunately, this film strongly suffers from rom-com movie tropes that are as predictable as they are typical. I had the misfortune of watching the trailer before watching the movie, which showed most, if not all, the pranks the girls play on each other…you know, the only element the film relies on for its comedy? It just feels more like an edgy Katherine Heigl movie than a solid comedy that anyone should own or allude to in the future.
“Typical” is the right term for this film. I would never call it a disappointment or crapfest because that’s just not what this movie is. It’s a typical romantic comedy that met my expectations before going in. At the same time, I’d never call it a movie that anyone really needs to see either. It is what it is, friends. Take that as you will.
Prefect fun, great re-watcher and a perfect chick flick.
My wife loves this movie
Women who wed for the event and not the other person.