Red7 Blogs , May 2, 2016
Considering the antics and debauchery that go on during hen parties and the putting together of a wedding, it’s not surprising there have been a fair few films based around them. Here’s a rundown of a few that we felt needed a mention, and may even teach us a thing or two…
This 2008 romantic comedy starring Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan and Sydney Pollack, tells the story of 2 college friends Tom and Hannah 10 years after college. The gist of the film is that Hannah is getting married which makes Tom realise he’s in Love with her and spends the lead up to the wedding trying to make her realise he’s the man for her not Colin.
Made in 1997, this is the original and better version of Made of Honour. Julianne (Julia Roberts) is best friends with Michael (Dermot Mulroney) and they have a pact that if neither of them is married by the time they’re 28, they will marry each other. However 3 weeks before this Michael announces he’s marrying his perky 20 year old girlfriend (Cameron Diaz). The rest of the film revolves around Julianne realising that she is in love with Michael and the different ways she attempts to stop the nuptials. Throw in new gay best friend George (Rupert Everett) for good measure and you’ve got yourself a wedding classic.
If a film’s got Will Ferrell in you pretty much know that it’s going to be hilarious and Wedding Crashers is no exception to that rule. The 2005 film’s narrative basically follows the title; 2 men crash weddings to meet and bed women, but as the film evolves this progresses into bar mitzvahs and funerals. A love story does ensue but the humour lies in the sheer amount of parties these guys can crash and get away with it. Definitely worth a watch.
The Wedding Planner is certainly not Oscar worthy, nor will it be remembered as one of the greatest movies of all times, it is however hopelessly romantic and may give reason to shed a few tears. It could also put you off using a wedding planner for your own nuptials so watch with care!
Starring Debra Messing (Will & Grace) and Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) this is another one of those movies that you don’t really have to pay much attention to to enjoy. Kat (Debra Messing) hires a male escort to pose as her date for a wedding that she’s been invited to and it all unravels as she starts to fall in love with the man who is just supposed to be an escort… A little over the top at times but worth a giggle on a Sunday afternoon.
2008 saw Katherine Heigl as a bridesmaid 27 times, but when her sister announces that she’s marrying the man that Heigl is secretly in love with, this might be a wedding that she doesn’t want to wear a bridesmaid dress for. Whilst it’s not the best movie you’ll ever watch, at least you’ll be happy and content knowing you’re marrying the man of your dreams.
The 1991 version of this film starring Steve Martin was a remake of the 1950 film of the same name starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. George Banks played by Martin, is the owner of an athletic shoe company called Side Kicks, who, when he finds out his daughter is getting married, does not want to give her away. He eventually learns to live with his new son-in-law and realises that as long as his daughter is happy, so he will be. Add in a doting mother and a crazy gay wedding planner that George can’t stand and you’ve got yourself a quintessentially 90s movie that everyone should watch at least once.
Co-written and starred in by Kristin Wiig, this film has gone down as one of the most popular films of 2011. Essentially a chick flick but with more guts and a lot more humour than the usual Rom Com, this film brilliantly and humorously plays out the trials and tribulations that arise when it comes to the relationships between women when organising a hen weekend.
Released in 2012, this film follows in the footsteps (and probably off the back of the success) of Bridesmaids. Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan star as three chosen bridesmaids to a girl they used to bully at high school who is played by none other than the hilarious Rebel Wilson. Produced by Will Ferrell, Bachelorette is based very much around the drama that can go hand in hand with a hen do. Expect similar style humour as any other Ferrell movie.
And for when the nuptials are over and you think you can relax on your honeymoon there’s…
Made in 2003 with then couple Brittany Murphy and Ashton Kutcher, Just Married is comic genius. Sarah and Tom come from different worlds and Sarah’s family do not approve. But they’re both so in love they get married anyway despite their family’s disapproval. The film tracks the many problems that can happen on a honeymoon through Europe for the American newlyweds and will have you laughing the whole way through.