Dazed and confused (but not as to why this film sat on the shelves unreleased for so long)
Michael Ian Black write and directs this forgettable piece of romantic
comedy, with an emphasis on the comedy leaving the romance to simmer in
the background, which I liked if only because I can't stand most
Romcoms. In fact if this film wasn't on netflix via xbox 360, I
sincerely doubt that I would've given it a chance. As it was and since
my girl wanted to see it I decided to appease her movie
Jason Biggs (American Pie) is Anderson a man who's just given up on
love. His soul-mate has just died via heart attack due to his
tomfoolery involving dressing up as Cupid and proposing to her.
Needless to say he's down in the dumps when he half-heartedly and
jokingly asks a waitress to marry him out of the blue. Unfortunately,
for him (and the viewer), the waitress Katie (Isla Fisher, who acts
just as nuts here as she did in The Wedding Crashers) says yes. They
then have to contend with their respective parents (including Joe
Pantoliano in the thankless supremely unfunny role of jailbird dad)
But my girl like it (even though I don't really like her taste in film)
so it couldn't be all bad *shrugs*
My Grade: C-.
A Nutshell Review: Wedding Daze
It seems that the success of the American Pie trilogy which starred
Jason Biggs and spawned a franchise of spin off movies bearing the
American Pie branding, had somewhat slapped an unfortunate tag on actor
Biggs. Of all the movies to date that I recall him in, they inevitably
revolve around teenagers, sex, or romantic comedies. He can't shake off
this tag, and I will be curious to see him take a big leap out of this
unwarranted comfort zone, unless of course these are roles that appeal
to him, and pays his bills anyway. What makes it ideal for him in roles
as these, is his average everyday man looks and attitude.
Isla Fisher on the other hand, I've got to admit, despite being in a
similar boat as Biggs, has got that exuberant charm that I can't get
enough of. I guess it was her infectious smile and laughter in The
Wedding Crashers as the psycho babe Gloria stalking Vaughn's Jeremy
that made me take notice, and her turn as the carefree, free-spirited
April in Definitely, Maybe, had placed the movie as a contender for one
of my favourites this year. Perhaps it is her relatively small frame
that can always pass her off as a young adult, that she gets saddled
with such roles, and again she repeats another rather conventional
performance for Wedding Daze, but I'm not complaining.
Biggs stars as Anderson, a man in between jobs and who still cannot get
over the death of his fianc.