Saturday, May 10, 2008

What Happens In Vegas

Mom and I went to see What Happens in Vegas this weekend. I just checked the reviews and was shocked to see that most of them were negative. I guess it just goes to show; once again, if they hate it....I'll love it.

Again, this is romantic comedy that stars Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz so one shouldn't go with expectations of anything more than a fun movie with lots of laughter. And the good news is, it's not too girly so the guys will enjoy it too.

New Yorkers Joy (Diaz) and Jack (Kutcher) meet in Las Vegas, get seriously drunk and, end up married. The morning after, Jack plays a slot with Joy's quarter and wins big.

Back home, a cantankerous judge (Dennis Miller) sentences the couple to "six months hard marriage" before they can collect the fortune. YIKES!!

Six months hard marriage between a couple who met in Vegas and ended up married and you can probably guess what happens next.....a couple of hundred fights.

Both Diaz, with her gangly charm, and Kutcher, the lovable goof, fit perfectly into this breezy, occasionally tasteless, mostly enjoyable comedy.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Made of Honor

Made of Honor was the movie of choice this week. I've read the reviews on this one and was very surprised to find that they were mostly negative.

It's a chick flick and it stars Patrick Dempsy, what's not to love??

I always wonder exactly what it is that the critics are looking for when they watch these movies..

I have found that, 9 times out of 10, if the reviews are negative - I will love it and this one was no exception...

Tom (Patrick Dempsey) and Hannah (Michelle Monaghan) have been best friends since college and it was the perfect set up for Tom: He had the smart, funny Hannah for companionship and got to sleep with as many hotties as he wanted.

Fast forward ten years later and they still have a sweet friendship and fantastic chemistry; they're perfect for each other—except for Tom's silly rules, the strictest being that he does not, will not, must not commit, to anyone. Love? It's not for him.

It's not until Hannah leaves on a six-week business trip to Scotland that Tom realizes how much he depends on his weekly outings with Hannah and that he might actually have feelings for her. When she returns with hot Scottish fiance Colin (Kevin McKidd) in tow and asks Tom to be her "MOH" (Maid of Honor), Tom realizes he can't let the one person he truly loves get away. He accepts the assignment and sets out to become an "insider" in all things wedding in order to show Hannah she's marrying the wrong guy.

This was a cute, no brainer that mom and I both really enjoyed.