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Made of Honor (2008)

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14

Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 116
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 100

Sharp performances by Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan can't save this forgettable, formulaic chick flick from its comic failings.

18

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 28

Sharp performances by Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan can't save this forgettable, formulaic chick flick from its comic failings.

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55

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 398,984

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Movie Info

A man's in love with a woman, only the woman is engaged to someone else and asks the male friend to be her Maid of Honor. He agrees, with the intent of winning her heart for himself.

PG-13,

Comedy, Romance

Adam Sztykiel, Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont

Sep 16, 2008

$46.0M

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All Critics (119) | Top Critics (36) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (100) | DVD (8)

A prefabricated example of shoddy workmanship.

June 10, 2008 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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[A] very very very tired and familiar love story.

May 5, 2008 | Comment (1)
Ebert & Roeper
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You may wish that Made of Honor had given its stars something more of interest to occupy their time. And ours.

May 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Though he has the requisite charm for a romantic comedy, McDreamy has picked a pretty nightmarish project to showcase his talents.

May 2, 2008 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Somewhere in the shades of Hollywood, the ghost of Cary Grant is shaking his head.

May 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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A movie that's often enjoyable but never as good as the ones it's stealing from.

May 2, 2008 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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There is nothing, nothing, nothing original about Made of Honor.

April 8, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

No chemistry, no sparks, no laughs. A story that's recycled, inane, and unbelievable. A preposterously lazy finale. Yep, all the components are there for this to be the worst romantic comedy of the year.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Comments (2)
EricDSnider.com

A film to leave at the altar.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

A derivative yawner.

October 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

Features moments so light, they alone could lift the economy.

September 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Not much distinguishes this determinedly average Hollywood outing, but it can claim Sydney Pollack's final performance and Patrick Dempsey's first big-screen starring role since his career second-wind...

September 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

They made McDreamy into McCreepy!!!

September 14, 2008 Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com
WaffleMovies.com

That we're now in such a safe sex cautionary era aside, turning a horny lecherous guy into Prince Charming is a tad more problematic than, say, transforming that mythic frog. A womanizer's guide to marital bliss.

September 12, 2008 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

While Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan display genuine warmth in the early going, they don't get many good moments once plot machinations take over.

July 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

My only consolation was that I saw this alone and no one else had to suffer these indignities with me...a baseless romance yearning to force itself into existence.

July 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinerina

Although the film seems very proud of its clever gender bending "twist," there's really nothing fresh about Made of Honor. It's a one-gag movie that wears out its gag well before the halfway mark.

June 11, 2008 Full Review Source: KPBS.org
KPBS.org

This is not the worst film of the year. In fact, it's not even really a bad movie. It's unoriginal, standard, and ordinary, but not terrible.

June 4, 2008 Full Review | Comment (1)
Sin Magazine

I felt like I was watching a fairy tale or something. It just didn't seem realistic at all.

May 17, 2008 Full Review Source: WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)

A great film to catch with your girlfriends or loved one. Mc Dreamy does not disappoint on the big screen.

May 14, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

I hate Patrick Dempsey!!!

May 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Comment (1)
Tucson Weekly

The film just revels in gay jokes and marriage clichés. There's no actual awkwardness to Tom doing a traditionally female job, so they just call him gay over and over and over.

May 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Can Magazine | Comment (1)
Can Magazine

Made of Honor is like a paint-by-the numbers exercise in filmmaking, sealed with a misogynistic lacquer.

May 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Christianity Today
Christianity Today

Comic desperation can be seen at alarmingly frequent intervals.

May 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

An inoffensive but bland romantic comedy.

May 6, 2008 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

Audience Reviews for Made of Honor

Patrick Dempsey is just handsome as ever! A great film and a must see!
June 23, 2011
murphmann93
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Long term friend realises he is in love with his friend after she gets engaged. Good Tom com.
May 6, 2011
thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Saw it again!!! This movie was so worth seeing, I loved watching it from the beginning till the end, great comedy/romantic movie!!!

One Halloween night, Tom Bailey (Patrick Dempsey) dressed as Bill Clinton goes to slip into bed with his pre-arranged date "Monica", but it was the wrong woman. Instead it was "Monica's" roommate Hannah (Michelle Monaghan). After bantering which each other, they become instant friends for Tom likes her honesty and how she doesn't fling herself at him.

Ten years later we see Tom, very wealthy because of his creation of the "coffee collar" (gets a dime every time it is used) and leaving the bed of another girl. A different one every every night for one of his rules is "no back to backs except for Sundays and Mondays for they are a different week". After picking up two lattes at Starbucks and another phone number, Tom meets up with Hannah at a museum where she is a painter, and the two have lunch.

Tom takes Hannah to his father's sixth wedding to a young girl who has more boobs than brains and after the reception Hannah tells Tom she must go to Scotland for work. While she's gone for those long agonizing months, Tom discovers that without her, and being with other women over and over is not very fulfilling. He soon realizes that he is in love with Hannah. During a basketball game he tells his friends his realization and get typical neanderthal responses from them, but decides to tell her his feelings after all when she gets back. However, after meeting up with Hannah at a restaurant, Hannah surprises Tom by introducing to him a wealthy Scotsman named Colin (Kevin McKidd) and announces that they are engaged, and incredibly asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor.

After discussing it with his friend, Tom decides to be her maid of honor after all just to spend time with her. After meeting her pastor he try's to convince her she does not even know Colin and make her realize that she loves him but to no avail. Later they meet up with the other bridesmaids, one of them being Hannah's cousin and a bitter ex fling, who passes Tom a business card for entertainment for the shower. Later at the shower the business card was actually for a sex toy party.

After arriving in Scotland for the wedding, Tom realizes he is running out of time to stop Hannah. He meets all of Colin's family and must perform in the "games," in which the groom must compete to prove himself worthy of his bride. Tom is also in the competition with Colin but is humiliated in the last round. It seems as if Colin is near perfection. The following evening Tom takes Hannah out for a walk hoping to tell her how he feels, however the other bridesmaids interrupt for Hannah's bachelorette party (Hen Night). On her Hen Night, Hannah parades around a pub and sells her kisses for change. As she goes around, Hannah kisses Tom. Though it just started as a peck, it turned into a passionate kiss.

That night, Hannah decides to confront Tom and ask about the kiss. However, when she gets to his room her drunk cousin is there trying to seduce him. Hannah leaves and Tom runs after her. He knocks on her door, pleading for her to let him in. She refuses and asks about the kiss. He tells her he knew he was the one for her, not Colin. She refuses to say that she thinks so too and still expects to marry Colin the next day. Tom cannot go through with watching Hannah and Colin get married so he decides to go home. When questioned about his disappearance, Hannah simply tells Colin that Tom is just afraid of losing her. On the way home Tom realizes that he must stop the wedding and goes back on horseback. Just when the priest asks for objections, Tom is sent flying off his horse and through the chapel doors. Seeing her best friend on the floor, Hannah rushes to him. As he struggles to stand up, he tells her that he loves her more than anything. They then share a kiss. Hannah tells Colin that she is very sorry and that he is the perfect guy, just not the perfect guy for her. In the end, Tom and Hannah get married.
February 12, 2011
MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

    1. Hannah: Your perfect to help me decide upon my wedding lingerie
    2. Tom: Why me? Do you really think I should be doing this?
    3. Hannah: Yes, how many other men have taken off more sexy lingerie than you?
    – Submitted by Jade C (7 months ago)
    1. Tom: I'm here to make you happy dad.
    2. Thomas Sr.: Bullshit.
    – Submitted by Jade C (7 months ago)
    1. Tom: Oh Moncia...
    2. Hannah: Oh Bill...
    – Submitted by Jade C (7 months ago)
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