I totally missed the memo that LWM made its big screen debut over the summer. Actually it seems everyone did because this romantic comedy, overshadowed by it’s big sisters, Bridesmaids and Jumping the Broom, grossed just over $1300 nationwide and is already available on Blu-ray. And NOPE, that wasn’t a typo. So why am I blogging about this? It’s a movie about 3 of my favorite things: love, weddings, and marriage – and who knows, you might just want to add it to your collection of chic flicks.
Mandy Moore is a marriage counselor whose life as a newly wed married to Kellan Lutz is turned upside down when she discovers her parents’ happy marriage is unexpectedly headed for divorce. Determined to reconcile her parents for their 30th anniversary surprise party she stops at nothing plunging from one compromising situation to another. Will she destroy her own marriage and her professional life in her attempt to get her parents back together?
If you’ve been looking for a way to get the gal pals or bridal party together for a night out on the town, May is giving you several movie nights with the release of these highly anticipated wedding related comedies:
SOMETHING BORROWED [IN THEATRES MAY 6th]
Director: Luke Greenfield
Screenwriter: Jennie Urman, Jordan Roberts
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, John Krasinski, Steve Howey
Genre: Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material)
Official Website: SomethingBorrowedmovie.com
Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single…as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she’s had a crush on since law school, Dex (Colin Egglesfield), who just happens to be Darcy’s fiancé. When Rachel and Darcy’s lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Meanwhile, Ethan (John Krasinski), who has been Rachel’s constant confidante and sometimes conscience, has been harboring a secret of his own, and Marcus (Steve Howey), an irrepressible womanizer, can’t keep his mind out of the gutter or his hands off any girl within reach.
JUMPING THE BROOM [IN THEATRES MAY 6th]
Director: Salim Akil Screenwriter: Arlene Gibbs, Elizabeth Hunter Starring: Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Mike Epps, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, DeRay Davis, Julie Bowen, Romeo Miller, Gary Dourdan, Pooch Hall, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Valarie Pettiford Genre: Comedy MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content) Official Website: JumpingtheBroom-movie.com
“Jumping the Broom” focuses on a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard where two families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds clash during their first meeting before the big event and are ultimately forced to get along.
BRIDESMAIDS [IN THEATRES MAY 13th]
Director: Paul Feig
Screenwriter: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Matt Lucas, Jill Clayburgh, Rebel Wilson, Michael Hitchcock
MPAA Rating: R (for some strong sexuality, and language throughout)
Official Website: Bridesmaidsmovie.com
Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.
HANGOVER PART 2 [IN THEATRES MAY 26th]
Director: Todd Phillips
Screenwriter: Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike Tyson, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Bryan Callen, Nick Cassavetes
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: HangoverPart2.com
In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy “The Hangover,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.
Sidebar but noteworthy: Since being an adult means schedules, poll the group in advance to determine the WHO [is interested in going], WHAT[ you’re going to see], WHEN [is the best day/time for everyone], and WHERE [is the most convenient location for everyone]. Now, call me crazy, but I don’t really consider a trip to the movies a complete social experience so I also recommend writing an interactive activity, such as (pre or post) dinner/cocktails or dancing into the timeline.