‘Made of Honor’ - a cliched romantic comedy (Film Review)

June 28th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS  

By Sevanand Gaddala
Film: “Made of Honor”; Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Sydney Pollack; Director: Paul Weiland; Rating: * Hollywood regularly churns out romantic comedies and they most often disappoint. The romantic comedies of the golden era had wit, portrayed love as an adventure and had enough friction to create heat - but hardly ever any more.

“Made of Honor” comes to us now as a perfect example of the formula that Hollywood employs in creating flat and unsatisfactory fares. It is cute, safe and rather uninspiring.

Patrick Dempsey of the hit TV show “Grey’s Anatomy” is still trying to break into movies after his equally dull “Enchanted” failed to impress. Michelle Monaghan shines in this movie but goes on to prove that a weak and soggy script can undo even the finest acting attempts.

In the end, this movie just might be remembered as the last on-screen appearance of Oscar-winning Hollywood director and actor Sydney Pollack, who plays Dempsey’s father. He injects some much needed spark, but his scenes are too few and surprisingly, they feature some of the crudest lines this wholesome Hollywood icon has spewed on screen.

It isn’t very hard in the first few opening scenes itself to predict the plot - the girl and boy go through the movie not knowing they are meant for each other only to find out right at the very end.

This clich

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