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Made of Honor Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    37

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Dempsey's pleasant enough, but he hasn't yet learned how to play against a mediocre script's obviousness. Monaghan has, which is gratifying.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Made of Honor has some funny moments, and it keeps your attention, but it's certainly not worth rushing out to the multiplex and paying top dollar for. Catch it on TV on a lazy afternoon with little else to do.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    A prefabricated example of shoddy workmanship.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Has something a bit edgier in mind than the usual, soft-focused wedding bell high jinks. For the most part, that's exactly what it delivers -- an amusing, smartly cast romantic comedy told from a guy's perspective.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A nice cookie-cutter comedy, no more and no less, but Dempsey, with his relaxed charm, and Monaghan, with her soft and peachy sensual spark, rise to the challenge of making friendship look like the wellspring of true love.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Romcom is charming but formulaic; some iffy stuff.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this predictably sweet romantic comedy, which will likely attract teen fans of star Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy), is an escapist, lightweight confection. While there aren't too many edges to the story -- no outright nudity, no raunchy sex romps, no bitter diatribes against men (or women) -- there's definitely some iffy stuff. Tom is clearly a player (though he's up front about his commitment issues with women, and they seem to like him anyway), marriage is lightly mocked, and a geeky character is made fun of time and time again. Characters also let loose with innuendoes and a few salty swear words here and there, there's a fair amount of drinking in social situations, and some products are pretty noticeable.

  • Families can talk about what, if anything, makes this movie different from other romantic comedies?
  • How does this movie define love? Is it a little too perfect? Is thatperfection the very reason that romantic comedies are so popular?
  • Families can also discuss why Tom and Hannah never got together in thefirst place. Why did they just stay friends?
  • Is it a good idea for themto move their relationship to the next level?
  • Why should Hannah trustsomeone who's never really fallen in love?

The good stuff
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    Messages: A man sleeps with women but won't commit to them, though he's clear about his priorities with them. He realizes that he's in love with his best friend and makes an effort to win her heart, though it requires breaking her fiancé's heart and some deceit. There's some harsh mocking of a supporting character who appears to be very nerdy. Overall though, the movie has tons of heart.

  • rolemodels true3

    Role models: Tom begins as a womanizing with a (deep-down) heart of gold. His romantic epiphany takes him on an adventure to another country, and helps him to realize the real things that are important in relationships.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: A tearful argument; a punch is thrown at a key moment. Otherwise, just some competition between two men over a woman.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some scenes of men and women in bed, but no outright nudity (guys in boxers, for example); sexual innuendoes about positions, etc.; a few deep kisses between two people falling in love; one scene in which men stare at another man in the locker room shower, implying that he's well-endowed; a woman tries on revealing lingerie and shows it off to a man.

  • language false3

    Language: Fairly salty, but not too frequent: "s--t," "dick," "a--hole," "bitch," and "p---y."

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Signage for various New York City spots, including Figaro Cafe, Dean and DeLuca, Jerry's, and The Met. Mentions of Splenda, McMurray whiskey, Cornell, Lowry Seasoning, and Starbucks. Tom is the inventor of the cardboard cup holder found in many cafes, a fact mentioned and shown many times in the movie.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Lots of drinking in social situations, many close-up shots of whiskey while in Scotland (where locals seem to down glasses of it like water). An inebriated woman throws up at a party.

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