I liked it better than I thought I would. Sometimes I think that’s the best you can hope for from a Hollywood rom-com these days.

The actors, Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan, have their moments, not to mention a nice cameo from Sydney Pollack. The settings, New York and Scotland, fulfill the twin American female fantasies of wealth and beauty. Throw in some cute clothes, bearable dialogue and adequate chemistry, and you can stick a fork in it.

Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t long for Preston Sturges once in a while, but Made of Honor, and its ilk, have become such a different animal from the likes of The Lady Eve as to be almost unrecognizable as coming from the same genre.

Grade: B-

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