Made of Honor

Reviewer’s grade: D-

It’s hard to believe that American womanhood is so starved for romance that flaccid scripts like this get considered let alone made. There is a gag line in Hollywood for lousy movies: That picture didn’t get released; it escaped. Patrick Dempsey (“Enchanted,” TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”) plays a millionaire playboy whose best pal is Hannah (Michelle Monaghan, “Gone Baby Gone”), an art restorer.

You need Turner Classic Movies to remember when people in movies like this had real jobs. Anyway, after being taken for granted for 10 years, Hannah meets a perfectly nice guy in Scotland who proposes marriage. She accepts and asks Tom to be her maid of honor, and he accepts so he can poison her new love from the inside. What a guy.

Written and directed by hacks who have shown no semblance of talent in the past, this movie is dire in its paucity of romance, comedy, or charm. If Columbia Pictures left this thing in a basket on the steps of an orphanage, it would freeze to death. PG-13

“”Doug Bentin

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