Just Married — The Movie, Not Us!

August 23, 2008

“Welcome to the honeymoon from hell.”

That’s the tagline for the first official movie in our wedding movie marathon. With that kind of tagline, who could resist – especially when you are in the process of planning your own honeymoon.

The other night, our movie marathon started with Just Married, a 2003 romantic comedy directed by Shawn Levy, who I never realized directed Night at the Museum (2006). Brittany Murphy (Sarah) and Ashton Kutcher (Tom) play a young couple who get married despite Sarah’s rich, disapproving family.

The best part is Sarah’s mom, played by Veronica Cartwright — whenever I see her, I can only remember the cherry pit vomit scene from The Witches of Eastwick (1987), something that disturbed me as a child.

Sarah and Tom embark on the “honeymoon from hell” which means they get lost driving in France, get kicked out of a swanky hotel that they almost burn down, get encased in a snowball, deal with a crazy co-ed with the hots for Tom, encounter Sarah’s ex-boyfriend on their honeymoon (in the same hotel!), and the list goes on and on.

It was overall a cute movie, with a few moments that had me laughing out loud – especially the newlyweds’ fight in Europe where Sarah throws an ashtray at Tom’s head!!! Oh my god!!! To give you an idea, here’s the trailer:

Despite the movie doing fairly well – it was #1 in its opening week, and stayed in the Top 10 for 4 weeks, I never had any desire to see it, really.

I was pleasantly surprised, as was my sweetie – he rolled his eyes when I said we were watching it and embarking on our little movie marathon. But he laughed harder than I did during some parts!

M, J, & S

Image: Movie poster for Just Married, 2003, 20th Century Fox
Video: Movie trailer for Just Married, 20th Century Fox


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