|Paula Patton as "Montana"|
I'll start with the good: this film was okay. It was really, really funny in some places, and it seemed the writers strove to be original with this romcom. Tired of the pressure her five-time married mother puts on her to get married, Montana Moore (Patton) is devastated to learn her younger sister's getting married before her (*yawn*). It doesn't help that the man she's been seeing for the past five months is revealed to be a
Desperate to acquire a fiance by the time her sister's wedding begins, Montana lets her friends try to re-hook her up with one of her exes, basically by stalking them one by one. Jill Scott's character, Gail, thinks the idea is idiotic - as does the whole damn audience. She argues it didn't work out before with these men, so what's changed? Adam Brody's character (forgot his name), argues that Montana is a different person now: ergo, new actions, new outcomes.
|Jill Scott as "Gail"|
I was glad to see voluptuous chanteuse Jill Scott cast as the sexy best friend who's not anxious to get married, and has no qualms about showing off her world-class cleavage to get a man's attention...even while on the job. Gail is the friend who enjoys picking up guys in bars, hiring and flirting with masseurs, and internet dating. As a self-proclaimed woman of the 21st Century, Gail doesn't understand why Montana's so eager to
The film ends happily enough, which such films usually do, but I felt cheated. I wanted Montana to end up single and proud. Where are those films? Why do we pretend they won't make any money?