So, one of my friends really likes this movie and told me to watch it, and someone else joked about crashing the non-wedding party on the boat during the wedding last weekend and referenced this movie, so I thought I should probably watch it.
Hmm… I don’t think I was in the right mood to be watching this or something.
1) I got kinda annoyed by the wedding crashing actually. Maybe it’s because I was just at a wedding recently that I found their behavior annoying. I’m not sure what girls who watch this film think of how the film portrays them in this segment.
2) Why is the fiance always a douchebag? It’s too easy and overdone. Make the fiance actually a good person for once so the main character must choose to tear a perfectly fine relationship apart for his own selfish reasons. The douchebag fiance thing also makes the girl just seem completely incompetent, and she’d be doomed to a horrible marriage if it wasn’t for this wonderful womanizer to bring her to her senses. See Futurama for how to do this right.
3) The fairy tale story of how manchilds will magically grow up when they meet The Girl. Sure, it does happen, and the right girl will be a big motivation for guys to shape up, but at the same time, most likely, you are not The Girl. Odds are, you will be a part of a string of girls he meets before he meets The Girl, if he meets her. That said, it’s also completely overdone, and as noted in #1, guys like those in the movie only exists because there are womenchilds for him to play with, something a lot of girls seem to miss as they whine about guys that don’t grow up.
4) How’d they even get in anyway. The last two weddings I’ve been to, there are guest lists and assigned tables for each person during the reception. Yes yes, suspension of disbelief, but argh.
5) Not directly related to the movie, but the theme of marriage. One of the things brought up in The Third Chimpanzee (which I’ve been reading) is adultery. Specifically extramarital sex. Apparently, 5-30% of American and British children are not sired by the father, but by a different man. And given the relatively low rate of conception in humans, that means the actual adultery rate is a lot higher! A sobering thought and possibly related to why I didn’t enjoy the movie as much as I should have.
For the most part though, I liked the movie better once they got out of the wedding crashing part.