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Made of Honour

Published October 5, 2020

Made of Honour

Film info

  • Title Made of Honour
  • Director Paul Weiland
  • Year 2008
  • Run time 1hr 41m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline He'll do anything to get the groom out of the picture

Tom loves his life, until he realizes he also loves his best friend Hannah. But when Hannah gets engaged to a dashing Scotsman and asks Tom to be her maid of honour, Tom faces hostile bridesmaids, bridal showers, and bad hair days, all in an effort to pull off the perfect wedding and steal the bride. He's a maid of honour with a plan.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:42The Bill Clinton thing is pretttty weird.
3:52“You’re offensive. And you’re crazy.”
7:36The car, the swagger, he is so over-compensating.
12:51It’s very quick to say I love you, even to a dog.
15:42Are they actually playing Gold Digger at the wedding? Madness.
20:24Scotland! Not Paris! Amazing.
25:59You can’t beep your horn at the cows, they just minding their business.
31:11They’ve made him quite broadly Scottish.
32:13Two weeks! It’s the same as the other film.
32:58Crashing into the same waiter twice is hilarious.
34:19I am envious of all Hannah’s dresses.
41:16Not sure why someone is judged as a person based on their basketball ability.
56:30“What are we gonna do? Steal the bride!”
57:12Juggling with china plates = stress level 11.
59:39You can’t move from New York to Scotland, surely? What a culture shock.
1:06:14Forgive me but Mungo is a funny name.
1:09:41These Highland Games seem slightly dangerous to be doing right before a wedding.
1:14:23Wow, you really are getting married too soon if you don’t know whether your partner shares food or not.
1:20:17This kissing tradition is NOT THE ONE.
1:30:27How does he know how to ride a horse?

Thoughts

I don’t know if it’s official or not, but I read somewhere that this was the gender-reversed remake of My Best Friend’s Wedding, and as we had just watched that one, it seemed only fair to give the alternative take on it a go as well. We didn’t enjoy the Julia Roberts story, and I wasn’t expecting great things from this… I couldn’t quite see how a man could go about breaking up the wedding without coming across really, really badly.

Actually, I liked this a considerable amount more than My Best Friend’s Wedding. Firstly, it was clear from the beginning that the pair would make a great couple and had a lot of chemistry. Then, he didn’t do anything outrageously horrible to try and break up the wedding - sure he dropped hints and played the game a bit, but he didn’t get anyone fired from the job they absolutely loved.

So yea, it was fun and told a good story and was a lot nicer to watch than the other. It wasn’t perfect - they didn’t really show Scotland in particularly nice light, and I’m not sure anyone would want to get married in six weeks with no apparent reason. And I’m still fuming that she just dropped “Oh, yea, btw, when I go to Scotland, I’m not coming back” into the conversation the way she did. Definitely worth a watch though.

Rating: 4 / 5

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