All women want to get married, right. We love weddings, wedding dresses, wedding cake and according to recent movie releases, Hollywood thinks we love wedding movies. Three new movies hit the big screen this month, Something Borrowed, Jumping the Broom and Bridesmaids. The potential for horrible chick flickery is tremendous. After seeing 27 Dresses and Bride Wars, I lost faith that a really good wedding chick flick can be made. I have not mustered enough courage to see any of these movies yet. But I will do it for you. Perhaps I should have a few drinks or eat a whole chocolate cake first.
Based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author, Emily Giffin (Something Blue, Baby Proof and Love The One You’re With) Something Borrowed stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson, two best friends who both want Colin Egglesfield.
Poor Ginnifer Goodwin falls for the handsome Egglesfield, but in the worst and usual fashion of many chick flicks, along comes her best friend (Hudson) to steasl her man. Because that’s what we do to our best friends, right?
Jumping the Broom
Paula Patton and Laz Alonso star as the happy couple in Jumping the Broom, bringing together her uptown family headed by Angela Basset and his downtown folks with Loretta Devine, Mike Epps and Tasha Smith (who was hilarious in Why Did I Get Married). Surprisingly this movie is not directed by Tyler Perry, but by Salim Akil who also directed the TV series, Girlfriends. Also starring Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Gary Dourdan (CSI) and Laz Alonzo who was Tsu’tey in Avatar.
The movie features the Saturday Night Live stars Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.of honor, lovelorn and broke Annie (Wiig) looks to bluff her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals with an oddball group of bridesmaids.
The post with a brick wall background reminscent of Resevoir Dogs, even tBridesmaids has been alled the chick flick version of The Hangover. The Red Band trailer gives just a hint of the raunchy humor that fills Bridesmaids. This is not surprising when you know that Knocked Up, 40-Year Old Virgin and Superbad producer, Judd Aptow also producer Bridesmaids. You tell me, does that type of humor appeal to you?
Stay tuned for my list of the best and worst wedding movies.