terpfan1980 | Somewhere near Washington DC, United States | 01/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not quite what I would have expected (based on trailers in advertisements), but not bad. Given the leads, and backgrounds of same, I expected something more along the lines of say American Pie or Wedding Crashers, but this was rather tame. Note that says tame, not lame. Released straight to video, rather than going to theatres, one might think the movie here isn't worth the time, but that isn't true. Perhaps somewhat in line with the American Pie 'wedding movie', this one is certainly formulaic but delivers a cute movie if you care to sit and watch it.
Anderson (Jason Biggs) has his anticipated fiance unexpectedly become, well, unavailable. Heartbroken, not ready to move on, despite his best friend telling him that his relationship wasn't ready to move on to the next level begin with, he's somewhat dared into striking up a new relationship. One that by chances happens to involve Kate (Wedding Crasher's crazy red head Isla Fisher). So starts a rushed romantic relationship as the two characters propose to each other, accept the proposals and then question whether or not their relationship is a a good or bad thing. Can they actually make it through to getting married, or will the baggage each carries ruin things before they can even get started?
The comedy isn't quite as low-brow (for the most part) as any of the American Pie movies, or say Saving Silverman (another Biggs starring role) would be, but there are some funny scenes stolen by Anderson's parents and Katie's as well.
Coarse language at times, sexual content/suggestive behavior, probably deserved of the R rating that is carried for this one. Distributed as a flipper disc with widescreen on one side, full screen (why does anyone still buy anything in that format?!!?) on the other. A few deleted/extended scenes included as extras."
Down to earth review
Jorge Velasquez | 09/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is a great romantic-comedy, jason biggs with a great supporting cast turn this film into one you can watch over and over again, not to predictable, great laughs. a movie you can watch with friends or that special someone. i just hate the reviews these wanna be movie critics put on here. this is a great film period."
Terry Mesnard | Bellevue, NE | 11/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Wedding Daze came and went at the theatres here. After seeing a trailer online that suggested a funny if completely absurd film, I never saw another thing about this film. It didn't receive very positive reviews, didn't stay long in the theatres and didn't really catch my attention until I noticed it was on Netflix's "View Now" roster. So, I decided to give it a late chance and came away with a smile.
Let's get one thing clear: the movie is ridiculous. Boy Meets Girl. Boy accidently kills girl. Boy is sad. Boy meets second girl and instantly proposes on a lark. Girl says yes. Hijinks ensue. What this means for Wedding Daze is that Anderson (Jason Biggs) proposes to his girlfiend who is so shocked, she has a heart attack. He becomes inconsolable until his best friend forces him to ask out the next girl he sees. At this moment, Anderson meets Katie (Isla Fisher) and, instead of asking her out, asks her to marry him. She says yes, shocking both of them, and then the aforementioned hijinks (and awkwardness) abound.
It's a pretty silly movie, written and directed by the equally silly Michael Ian Black, that works only because of the inspired casting. The two leads, Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher, have always been perfect comedic choices and they are zany and funny here. Even when the story gets a little long in the tooth and extends a bit further than it probably should, they keep it mostly afloat. It feels like the grownup cousin of Saving Silverman, another absurd-but-decent comedy. And it can get away with a bit more with its R rating. However, as far as raunchy R-rated movies, it's pretty tame.
Enjoyable, but completely unbelievable."
C. Chang | 04/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have not seen a movie so simple and touching for a long time. The casts are easy and the whole story is so romantic (somewhat not very real). I would recommand this movie to all the people who lives with love. This is a wonderful movie. I need one for my collection."
Jason Biggs is in need of a new agent
Patrick A. Kellner | Atlanta | 02/23/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
""Wedding Daze" Written and directed by Ian Michael Black, also released as "The Pleasure of Your Company".
Anderson (Jason Biggs) is in what he believes to be a committed relationship to the woman of his dreams. He intends to propose to her dressed as cupid at a fancy restaurant but the proposal goes awry and leaves Anderson's Fiancé to be, dead of shock. Anderson is devastated by the loss and left feeling that he will never fall in love again. A year passes and Anderson hasn't gotten out of his slump. Anderson's friend Ted (Michael Weston) suggests that Anderson won't find happiness again unless he tries to find it. At his suggestion Anderson ask the next girl he sees to marry him who happens to be, Katie (Isla Fisher) who is in a relationship with a guy who her mother loves although she isn't so sure she loves him. Her boyfriend had recently proposed over a family game of charades but Katie wasn't sure and said she had to think about it. For some reason she feels Andersons proposal is a good idea even though she has never even met him and agrees to marry him on the spot and comedic hilarity ensues......
This has to be some of the worst script writing that has ever made it to film. I really feel bad for Biggs and Isla Fisher because I really like both of them but this cant be a good indicator of things to come.
The Good: ?????
The Bad: None of the comedic situations in this movie worked. The words Hackneyed and trite come to mind when thinking about them. A lot of the comedic moments felt like poor "American Pie - Unrated (Widescreen Collector's Edition)" rip offs. The end result was a comedy that wasn't funny at all.
The overall plot and story are implausible at best and ludicrous at worst which would have been fine if writer/director Michael Black was attempting to take us on a "Dude, Where's My Car??" type ride. It seems like he tried slip seamlessly between that genre and the slightly more realistic situation comedy genre ala "Knocked Up (Unrated Widescreen Edition)" and it just didn't work. This left the movie with a very awkward "Hodge podge" type tone which left you wondering how seriously you were supposed to be taking the characters or subject matter.
Overall: If you need to see Biggs in a movie about weddings check out "American Wedding - Unrated (Widescreen Collector's Edition)". If you need to see Isla Fisher in a movie about weddings, check out "Wedding Crashers - Unrated (Widescreen New Line Platinum Series)" but do not waste your time on Wedding Daze. "