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Made of Honor Stumbles Down Aisle

'Dr. McDreamy' can't save predictable chick flick
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2008 5:06 PM CDT
Made of Honor Stumbles Down Aisle
In the photo provided by StarPix, from left to right, Mary Hart, actress Michelle Monaghan, Shaun Bollinger, Michelle Golightly and actor Patrick Dempsey pose on the red carpet before the world premiere of "Made of Honor" at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York, Monday, April 28, 2008. Bollinger and Golightly...   (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

(Newser) – Destined for the chick-flick oblivion guaranteed by opening on the same day as a superhero blockbuster, Made of Honor has critics expressing a range of emotions—from indifference to loathing. Most sink their teeth into the My Best Friend's Wedding-with-a-gender-switch angle and chomp down: "Unfortunately, the filmmakers add nothing new, funnier or more engaging," writes Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Desson Thomson of the Washington Post speculates that co-stars Patrick Dempsey (hot in the wake of Enchanted) and Michelle Monaghan (Gone Baby Gone) were "spirited away to a closed set and forced at gunpoint to participate in this movie." And Kyle Smith of the New York Post is in no mood; his review begins "Made of Honor is something old, it's something new, it's something borrowed and it's something that blows." (Read more Patrick Dempsey stories.)

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