Monday, January 2, 2012
Katherine Heigl stars in this Romcom which takes the premise of “always a bridesmaid never a bride” to its fullest generic and formulaic potential. Romcom’s always use a generic formula, same as action films, and this one plays it all out by the book. This is textbook Romcom and I would say that this is probably the best one to use this formula.
Look we know Romcoms suck and aren’t that good – but there sometimes is an exception that uses the formula, but still delivers some laughs and heart. One positive is that this film doesn’t use any gross out humor or vulgarity. I am so sick of comedies these days resorting to bottom of the barrel jokes that only make fun of people or use gross out tactics to try and make us laugh. This movie at least is family friendly and some points to make.
And it centers on marriage and the idea that you must take marriage seriously – that was kind of a nice surprise too in this “knocked up” day and age.
All in all, this wasn’t too bad – it’s generic for sure and there are NO surprises at all, but at least it didn’t piss me off!