Starring: Robin Williams, John Krasinski, Mandy Moore, Josh Flitter
I came across this text message on my phone the other day; define marriage - A bachelors blunder in his enthusiasm to taste the thunder. This movie seems to be tailor made on this joke. Ben (Krasinski) was having a good time with Sadie (Moore) and then decided to take the fateful step, to tie the knot. The moment he proposed to her, he realised he made the biggest mistake of his life. Sadie wanted to get married at the church where her entire family has been getting married and that too by the family priest, Reverend Frank (Williams). Rev. Frank has his own way of doing things and each couple must pass his test if they are to get married. That way, he thinks he can bring down the obscenely high divorce rate. Ben is left with no choice but to take the test, which instead of helping his relation with Sadie, only ends up souring it. There isn't much really to talk about in this movie; the normal couple getting married and then getting second thoughts later on. Performances are not great and the humour is negligible. Robbin Williams tries hard, very hard to make you laugh but the lack of support from any other character makes his performance a complete waste. Good to watch with your newly wed partner (at your own risk of course), avoidable otherwise.
Thumbs up: Robbin Williams
Thumbs down: Bad humour, cliched plot