I was dragged to this film at the last minute. I did not expect much. I had heard that the reviews were terrible. I was pleasantly surprised. Shocked, more like it. I actually liked it. This may be the classic chick flick, but it is sweet and well done for what it is.
As we exited out of the theater, I noticed that 90% of the audience was
female. There were a couple of men, obvious dates of someone who wanted
to see this. I must have heard "Wasn't that ROMANTIC" from at least
three different women as we walked out.
I won't bore you with the plot, except to say that it involves your
standard issue unlucky-in-love damsel, Debra Messing, seeking out
Dermot Dreamboat, um, Mulroney, based on his fabled reputation as a
male escort. She needs him to escort her to her sister's wedding in
England. It is supposed to be strictly a business arrangement. The
usual hilarity and plot complications ensue, but anyone who has seen
any of these types of films has to know the ending already. The
funniest scene involves a rather off-key rendition of Air Supply's
greatest hit song, but I'll let you see the movie without spoiling it.
I liked it. I don't usually like these kinds of films. The intended
audience that I was with loved it. May I suggest that this is a great
film to see on Valentine's Day?