Made of Honor

5 ratings (5 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Very Good
5 stars
1
4 stars
2
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

They Made a Fun Romantic Comedy

May 10, 2008 (Updated Apr 29, 2009)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Fun story with mostly likable characters

Cons:Tom took a while to grow on me.

The Bottom Line: This is a light, enjoyable romantic comedy.


At first, I wrote off Made of Honor as just another chick flick. After all, it looked like the male version of Julia Robert's My Best Friend's Wedding. But the more I saw the previews for it, the more I became interested in it. In the end, I was glad I went to see it.

In college, Tom (Patrick Dempsey) is a lady's man. He sleeps with anyone who will have him. Sneaking into a room one night, he accidentally meets Hannah (Michelle Monaghan). Despite their less then great meeting, the two hit if off and become friends.

Flash forward 10 years, and little has changed. Tom spends every night with a different woman. And he spends all day hanging out with Hannah, who is now working for a museum. The two are close friends, but that is all.

Until one day when Hannah leaves on a six week trip to Scotland. It doesn't take Tom long to realize that he truly loves Hannah. In fact, the separation is killing him. He intends to act on his new found feelings.

But when Hannah returns, it is with Colin (Kevin McKidd) in tow. The two met in Scotland and are engaged. To further add to Tom's misery, Hannah asks him to be her maid of honor. Tom is reluctant, but decides he can break the wedding apart better from the inside. But with the ceremony only two weeks again, can Tom make Hannah fall for him?

The secret of a good romantic comedy is to make the characters likable. That was an easy job with Hannah. I liked her from the moment we met her. But since I'm not a fan of cads, it took me a little while to warm up to Tom. He starts out the movie proud of his lifestyle. But as the movie progresses and we watch Tom and Hannah together, it's easy to believe underneath it all he's a good guy.

Which brings us to the story. Yep, it's predictable. But they manage to provide some good laughs along the way. I especially loved Tom's friends helping him learn how to be a maid of honor to win Hannah's heart. And the characters turn out to be so endearing, you care about the outcome and enjoy the ride.

The acting is uniformly good as well. The actors look comfortable in their roles, which makes it that much better. I wouldn't say there's anything outstanding, but there's nothing so bad it turns you off, either. And watch for Sydney Pollack in his brief appearances as Tom's father.

The film has been rated PG-13, mainly for sexual situations. To be honest, I found it a little more uncomfortable then I thought it would be, especially the running gage with the grandmother and her new "necklace." However, the rest of the audience seemed to love it.

This film set out with one goal in mind, to entertain. And it does that. If that's all you want from Made of Honor, your wish will be honored.


Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (2)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Maid Of Honor Socks A Pair Wedding Party Wear Maid Of Honor Socks Gift

Maid Of Honor Socks A Pair Wedding Party Wear Maid Of Honor Socks Gift

Store Policy Visit Store About Us Maid of Honor Socks A pair Wedding Party Wear Maid of Honor Socks Gift This pair of pink women's socks for the Maid ...
eBay

$7.04

+$3.00 shipping
CafePress Made of Honor Women's Long Sleeve Dark T-Shirt

CafePress Made of Honor Women's Long Sleeve Dark T-Shirt

Women's Long Sleeve T-Shirt5.5 oz. 100% luxuriously soft combed ring spun cottonStandard fitSide seamed contoured shapeMachine Wash Cold
CafePress.com

$34.50

+$6.49 shipping
HONOR Beaded-Accent Blouse - Rose Print

HONOR Beaded-Accent Blouse - Rose Print

Bands of shimmering tonal beading decorate the sharp point collar and split cuffs of this refined design. Beaded point collar. Long sleeves Beaded spl...
Saks Fifth Avenue

$1500.00

FREE Shipping
Men's Mick Honor Denim Jeans - J Brand Jeans - Honor (31)

Men's Mick Honor Denim Jeans - J Brand Jeans - Honor (31)

J Brand JeansMick Honor Denim Jeans DetailsJ Brand Jeans Mick fit in Honor wash (dark gray). Approx. measurements: 8 rise, 31 inseam, 16 leg openings ...
Neiman Marcus

$198.00

FREE Shipping
I Do Maid Honor Pin

I Do Maid Honor Pin

Celebrate the Made of Honor with this delicate floral pin - announces Made of Honor to all the guests. 3 wide by 6 tall. 1 Per package
BellissimoFavors.com

$2.42

+$5.99 shipping
Anenberg Faith and Honor Tank

Anenberg Faith and Honor Tank

Anenberg Faith and Honor Tank. 100% Cotton Standard Heather Tank Top, Multi Color plastisol Screen Print MADE IN AMERICA Anenberg is an art inspired S...
Karmaloop

$32.99

+$6.00 shipping
Maid of Honor Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tee Style DB21CSMOH

Maid of Honor Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tee Style DB21CSMOH

Our rhinestone Maid of Honor short sleeve crew neck tee is perfect for the most special girl in your bridal party. Made with premium ringspun cotton, ...
David's Bridal

$24.00

+$5.95 shipping
O'Neill Women's 365 Honor Knit T-Shirt

O'Neill Women's 365 Honor Knit T-Shirt

You'll experience standout style while keeping comfortable and cool in the Honor Knit Top. Made with breathable fabrics, this shirt features twisted c...
Dick's Sporting Goods

$42.00

FREE Shipping
Street Vault The Acropolis Honor Tee in Maroon

Street Vault The Acropolis Honor Tee in Maroon

Street Vault The Acropolis Honor Tee in Maroon. The Street Vault Honor Tee in Maroon Crewneck tee Contrast graphic Machine wash 100% cotton Made in US...
PLNDR

$15.98

+$6.00 shipping
Rock & Roll Cowboy Glory Honor Flocked Print T-Shirt

Rock & Roll Cowboy Glory Honor Flocked Print T-Shirt

A casual T-shirt with attitude by Rock & Roll Cowboy!. Yellow & black screen print adorns front. Rock & Roll Cowboy & Glory - Honor text on front. Fl...
Sheplers

$19.97

+$7.50 shipping