When Vanessa (Blaser)
died of a heart attack just as he had proposed to her, Anderson (Biggs)
knew that he would never find anyone that perfect again. A year later and
with his best friend Ted (Weston) stick of him moping, Anderson finally
admits he is never going to replace Vanessa and should start living again,
so as he exchanges glances with a beautiful waitress but when he jokingly
asks her to marry him, Katie (Fisher) says yes.
Getting over losing
someone can be a long process but can you be overly impulsive when it comes
to moving on?
How many of us have
done anything truly impulsive? When was the last time you just did something
with really thinking about it and then went with that decision for better
or worse? This is premise behind writer/director Michael Ian Black's 'Wedding
Daze' and it should have provided a decent platform for comedy but unfortunately
if you are looking for big belly laughs, then you have impulsively looked
in the wrong place.
After his girlfriend
dropped dead of a heart attack just as he proposed to her, Anderson spent
a year trying to get over losing the perfect woman. His best friend Ted
thinks the best way for him to do this is to start dating again but Anderson
takes an even bigger step by asking waitress Katie to marry him. Katie was
having her own problems, her perfect boyfriend, in her mother's eyes, had
asked her to marry him but she didn't really know if she was ready to make
a life with William. So when a nice looking guy just asks her to marry her
she says yes. The movie then takes this interesting premise and takes it
on, asking if two strangers can get to know each other, get married and
most importantly, fall in love. The problem is that it never really pushes
the story as far as it could go.
Two strangers trying
to make a go of a relationship, when they have no history or even know anything
about each other could have had great comedic potential but filmmaker Michael
Ian Black doesn't push the premise as far as it could have gone. His lead
actors are gifted comedy actors but Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher are basically
playing their characters from 'American Pie' and 'The Wedding Crashers'.
Anderson is the loveable loser, who is accident-prone and has appalling
bad luck. Katie is slightly mad, overly emotional but adorably cute. Sound
familiar. It is the rest of the cast that provide most of the laughs however,
with Joe Pantoliano and Joanna Gleason rediscovering their lust for each
other as Katie parents, the outrageous sexual escapades of Edward Herrmann
and Margo Martindale as Anderson's parents and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as the
circus obsessed Matador.
'Wedding Daze' is
simply a nice romantic comedy that brings nothing new to the genre and won't
live in the memory for very long after seeing it. Simplistic but sweet,
this is a movie that relies on the presence of Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher
but the problem is that it doesn't ask them to do as much as they could
to make this is a better movie.
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