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Made of Honor

Promotional poster
Directed by Paul Weiland
Produced by Neal H. Moritz
Written by Adam Sztykiel
Deborah Kaplan
Harry Elfont
Starring Patrick Dempsey
Michelle Monaghan
Kevin McKidd
Kathleen Quinlan
Sydney Pollack
Chris Messina
Busy Philipps
Kevin Sussman
Richmond Arquette
Kadeem Hardison
Selma Stern
Kelly Carlson
Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Tony Pierce-Roberts
Editing by Richard Marks
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) May 2, 2008
Running time 101 min.
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

Made of Honor (Made of Honour in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Australia) is a 2008 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Weiland and story written by Adam Sztykiel (screenplay by Sztykiel, Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont). It was produced by Neal H. Moritz and was released by Columbia Pictures in North America on May 2, 2008. The film includes the last ever screen appearance of Sydney Pollack.

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Synopsis

One Halloween night at Cornell University, Tom Bailey Jr. (Patrick Dempsey), in costume as Bill Clinton, slips into bed with his pre-arranged date, Monica. However it turns out to be the wrong woman, Monica's roommate Hannah (Michelle Monaghan), and Tom likes her because she is so honest and doesn't fling herself at him. Ten years later, Hannah and Tom are best friends. Tom is very wealthy, because of his creation of the "coffee collar" and gets a dime every time it is used. Tom is with a different girl every week, while Hannah focuses on her career in an art museum. He is very content with his life, suspecting that Hannah is too.

After Tom takes Hannah to his father's sixth wedding, Hannah tells Tom she must go to Scotland for work. While she's gone, Tom discovers that without her, being with another woman week after week is not very fulfilling. He realizes that he loves Hannah, and decides to tell her his feelings when she gets back.

Upon returning, Hannah surprisingly announces she is engaged to a wealthy Scot named Colin (Kevin McKidd). Hannah asks Tom to be her "made" of honor for her wedding. After discussing it with his friends, Tom decides to be her maid of honor, only to spend time with her and try to convince her she does not even know Colin, as well as making her realize that he loves her and she should be marrying him.

After arriving in Scotland, at Eilean Donan Castle, for the wedding, Tom realizes he is running out of time to stop Hannah. He meets all of Colin's family and must perform in the "games," in which the groom must compete to prove himself worthy of his bride. Tom is also in the competition with Colin, but loses in the last round. Tom takes Hannah out for a walk, hoping to tell her how he feels. However, the other bridesmaids interrupt for Hannah's bachelorette party (known as a Hen Night in the United Kingdom). On her Hen Night, Hannah parades around a pub and sells her kisses for change. As she goes around, Hannah then kisses Tom. Though it just started as a peck on the cheek, it turns into a passionate kiss.

That night, Hannah decides to confront Tom and ask about the kiss. However, when she gets to his room, her drunk cousin is there, trying to seduce him. Hannah leaves and Tom runs after her. He knocks on her door, pleading for her to let him in. She refuses and asks about the kiss. He tells her he knew he was the one for her, not Colin. She refuses to say that she thinks so too and instead tells Tom that she still expects to marry Colin the next day. Tom cannot go through with watching Hannah and Colin get married so he decides to go home.

When questioned about his disappearance, Hannah informs Colin that Tom is just afraid of losing her. On the way home, Tom realizes that he must stop the wedding and goes back on horseback. Just when the priest asks for objections, Tom is sent flying off his horse and through the chapel doors. Seeing her best friend on the floor, Hannah rushes to him. As he struggles to stand up, he tells her that he loves her more than anything and that she should marry him. They then share a kiss. Hannah tells Colin that she is very sorry and that he is the perfect guy, just not the perfect guy for her. Colin's grandmother then tells Colin, in Scots, to 'deck' Tom, which he does without hesitation.

In the end, Tom and Hannah get married.

Cast

Rating

Made of Honor was originally rated R for some sex-related material, but is now PG-13 for sexual content and language.[1] In Australia, it is rated M 15+. In Sweden, The Swedish National Board of Film Censors rated the uncut version as suitable for all ages.[2]

Critical reception

Made of Honor received mainly negative reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 12% of critics gave the film positive reviews based on 87 reviews, with the consensus that it is a "forgettable, formulaic chick flick."[3] On Metacritic, the film has an average score of 37 out of 100, based on 20 reviews.[4]

Box office performance

In its opening weekend, the film grossed $15.5 million in 2,729 theaters in the United States and Canada, averaging $5,679 per theater, and ranking #2 at the box office behind Iron Man.[5] As of May 26, 2008, it has grossed a total of US$65.4 million worldwide — $39.9 million in the United States and Canada and $25.5 million in other territories.[6]

Made of Honor was released on September 16, 2008 on DVD.

$105,962,760 is the total world wide gross.

External links

References

  1. ^ Latest MPAA Ratings: #100 | Movie News | RopeofSilicon.com Entertainment News
  2. ^ "Swedish National Board of Filmcensors". July 24, 2008. http://193.15.197.33/FMPro?-db=wfilm.fp5&-format=detalj.htm&-lay=webgrund&-op=cn&TitelDoek=Made%20of%20Honor&-max=10&-recid=12603334&-find=.  
  3. ^ "Made of Honor Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10009168-made_of_honor/. Retrieved 2008-05-01.  
  4. ^ "Made of Honor (2008): Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/madeofhonor. Retrieved 2008-05-01.  
  5. ^ "Made of Honor (2008) - Weekend Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=madeofhonor.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-02.  
  6. ^ "Made of Honor (2008)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=madeofhonor.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-28.  
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Made of Honor is a 2008 American Comedy film

Directed by Paul Weiland and written by Adam Sztykiel. It was produced by Neal H. Moritz and was released by Columbia Pictures.

Dialogue

Hannah: Are you hitting on me?
Tom: No. I am going of your look.
Hannah: My look?
Tom: Yeah. Your doggy bowl look.
Hannah: Are you calling me a dog?
Tom: No. Its a theory I have
Hannah: Oh! Casanova has a theory!
Tom: Yeah. When a girl is attracted to a guy, she has a look. Its her tell, like Poker. Its the same look a dog gets just before you put down the bowl.
Hannah: You are offensive! And you are crazy!

[Tom spots a golden retriever]
Tom: [To the dog] Hello there... And who would you be? [Cuddling the dog] I love you. Yes I do. I love you. You are so Beautiful. Yes you are. Your beautiful face.. I love you, love you, love you.
Hannah: You should try saying that to a human sometime.

[Hannah is woken up by phone call at night]
Hannah: Hello?
Tom: Hey, Hi! How's the weather in England?
Hannah: Its great. Only, I am in Scotland.
Tom: Right right. So it's sunny?
Hannah: [Looks at the clock] It's 3 in the morning.
Tom: Oh, right. Sorry. So its dark? Have you seen the Loch Ness monster? [Laughs] I know, terrible joke.
Hannah: Was there something important?
Tom: Yeah. You'll never guess what happened.
Hannah: What?
Tom: They filled in the pot hole
Hannah: The pot hole?
Tom: On 83rd.
Hannah: Terrific. Hey Tom? I am gonna go back to sleep now.
Tom: Ok sure.
Hannah: Love you.

[Tom crashes on Hannah's wedding chapel]
Tom: Look... Hannah... I pride myself with being honest with everybody. But there's somebody i've been lying to for a very long time... Myself. Because, the truth... it's scary... And 10 years ago, I got in bed with the wrong girl [Referring to Hannah]. She turned out to be the right one. I love you, Hannah. I always have. And I always will..
Hannah: Thomas Bailey... You are the worst Maid of Honor of all time. [They kiss each other]

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