Always a bride’s maid, never a bride. If this is you, you might just find the inspiration you were looking for in this mushy-filled rom-com.
Again, whether you are watching with your better half or your girlfriends, our reviewer brings you another oldie, but definitely a goodie.
Although formulaic and predictable, as with most romantic comedies, this movie succeeds thanks to a terrific lead performance from Katherine Heigl, who is destined to be a movie star. Her performance is flawless, and you’ll find yourself sympathizing with her goal to destroy her sister’s relationship with the man she’s secretly in love with.
The script offers nothing much new, but everyone in the cast is game, and it shows. Judy Greer is perfectly spot-on with her portrayal as the best friend, full of sardonic wisecracks and put-downs. And as with most movies in this genre, it’s not the ‘what happens’ that matters, it’s the ‘how it happens’ that provides all the fun.
(4 out of 5, by Carlisle Johnson)