Remove ads with our VIP Service
Add Your Comments
- National Amusements Celebrates National Popcorn Day with Free Popcorn [1/16]
- Get Your First Look at the Trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" on Friday, Nov 28th [11/25]
- Remembering "The Terminator" on its 30th Anniversary with an Interview with Van Ling and Ian Nathan [10/28]
- "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Teaser Trailer Now Available Ahead of Schedule After It Leaked [10/23]
- The Death of Physical Media is Far From Imminent [10/1]
- Los Angeles, CA: New Beverly Cinema Bucks the Digital Cinema Trend and Goes 35mm Only [9/9]
- Bill Murray Suggests Leads for All-Female "Ghostbusters" Movie [9/9]
- "Toy Story that Time Forgot" Coming to ABC in December 2014 [7/25]
- Bad Robot Tweets IMAX Camera on Star Wars Set [7/11]
- Road and Track Spies Electric Harley Davidson on Set of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" [7/2]
I just finished adding some information for the upcoming romantic comedy Made of Honor, starring Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan, which is about two people who are friends but nothing more, until she gets engaged and asks him to be her Maid of Honor. Only then does he realize that he's really in love with her and decides to break up the wedding any way possible.
This seems very familiar to the storyline in My Best Friend's Wedding with Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney from 1997. The roles were switched, with Julia Roberts thrown into the Maid of Honor position when she finds she is really in love with her best friend. That movie ranks as one of my all-time favorite movies, and one of the best romantic comedies ever made.
Which is why it's hard for me to understand what this new movie is going to bring to the table that's fresh and will improve upon the formula done so well in the preceding movie. The movie trailer does show some new elements, such as Dempsey trying to figure out how to do the feminine things like throwing a bridal shower and helping the bride pick out an outfit for the wedding night, but the general theme is the same.
Is it possible that the studio thinks that no one will remember the Julia Roberts movie? Maybe their target audience doesn't realize that there was life before Scrubs and Dr. McDreamy, or whatever he was called on that show. Maybe it's just easier to re-hash old stories. Or, maybe they've come up with a fun twist on the same theme that will be a complement to the earlier movie instead of a blatant ripoff.
We'll have to wait until May 2nd to find out!
Add Your Comments
No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!
Add Your Comments
|Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.|
Please login or register a new account before continuing.
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
Forget Your Passcode?Send My Passcode To Me
Not Registered? Create a New Account!
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
- Save Your Location -- the site remembers your location, no having to re-enter it each time you visit
- Favorite Theaters List -- keep a handy list of the theaters you attend
- Favorite Movies List - movies you want to see, all in one place
- Write Movie Reviews -- share your opinions of the movies you see
- Block Ads with VIP Service -- view this site ad free (subscription req'd)
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Concerned About Privacy?
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2015, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.