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Sometimes I make mistakes. I’m not one of those critics who is above admitting I was wrong, and this isn’t the first time either. There was a few weeks back when I tried to defend Nim’s Island, several years ago when I wanted to convince myself and everyone else that Bad Boys II was a great idea, and when I was even younger and thought that perhaps Ninja Turtles III was just as good as I and II. Like I said, mistakes.
When you read my previous review of the romantic comedy Made of Honor, you might notice some of those errors in judgement. For example, when I said it was “refreshing” and “genuinely funny”. Let’s all admit it, that was truly a made-to-order Rom Com, with nothing new except the faces. Maybe there were some chuckles here and there, but “genuinely funny”? I’m not so sure now.
In the movie, Kutcher plays a loser womaniser who can’t keep a job and Diaz is a workaholic who just got dumped by her fiancé. Yes, this movie is set in New York (again, gag) but the fun starts when the two decide to head to Vegas to forget their woes and end up, best friends in tow, in the same hotel room. Several upgrades and a million vodkas later, they end up married. It’s all fun and games until Kutcher’s character wins 3 Million smackers with Diaz’s quarter.
Of course, in movie land, this means they can’t just get an annulment or even a quickie divorce. The judge sentences them to 6 months “hard marriage” with Queen Latifah in a random, and under-used, cameo as their counsellor. Hilarity ensues when the two desperately try to screw each other over for the cash. Of course, this results in them having tons of fun and getting to know each other better, blah blah blah.
The differences in this movie are in the comedy, the incredible visuals and real chemistry between the two leads. I should also mention the side characters, Rob Corddry and
What Happens in Vegas gets 3 ½ Stars from me and I’m downgrading Made of Honor to a more deserving 2 ½. It just wasn’t nearly as fun!