Saturday, 2 August 2014

My Best Friend's Wedding (Movie Review)

[Post number 3 of the Blaugust Challenge!]

Oh boy, another Julia Roberts movie and like the last one I reviewed she is again the "bad guy", despite the movie focusing on her. Basically her ex-boyfriend but still best friend (how does that work?) calls her up out of the blue to invite her to his wedding. Queue Julia freaking out because in her head that guy still belongs to her and not to the very beautiful and overly sweet Cameron Diaz whose only two flaws are constantly driving dangerously and being too trusting.

Personally, I don't think the guy that the two girls like is all that much of a catch but regardless, Julia decides to try stop the wedding by going through the most underhanded, devious, bully like and plainly evil methods available to her - despite repeatedly being advised by her other man friend (who is way better than the leading man) to simply tell the truth.

The bad, the good, and the ugly.

I should mention there are a few singing numbers in the movie too, in case that bothers anyone more than the actual plot. Basically this movie is all about missed opportunities, jealousy and bullying. Just as well that I give you the opportunity to miss it then since I score it two songs out of five.

Blaugust Bonus: Like Julia's character, I've had a few missed opportunities in my life but I'd like to think I didn't go that crazy about them (maybe just a little). The very first I remember was having a massive crush on this girl I went to primary school with. Despite the years I had opportunity to do so, I never -ever- spoke to her due to a mixture of shyness,  stupidity and cowardice. Would be years before I got over that combo. Nowadays I'm mostly just stupid! :P

Anyway she's got three little kids on the other side of the world now and it didn't end up so bad for me either. As you might have guessed with these two latest movie reviews I am actually married.


  1. This is surely not a "man movie" haha so i believe yuo are in fact married :D:D Cameron Diaz is a lovely actress and very very funny in this movie. Without her it would be total crap :)

    1. Well, she is actually the "hero" of the piece for me so I definitely agree! Thanks for the comment Xann! :)