Made Of Honor

Featured In Issue 135, October 2008

WSR Score3.5
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Paul Weiland
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Tom (Dempsey) and Hannah (Monaghan) have been best friends for over ten years. The serial dating bachelor believes he has a wonderful, fulfilling life—a good job, great friends, and a seemingly endless line of beautiful young women to date. When Tom's BFF Hannah travels to Scotland for a six-week business trip, he realizes just how empty a void his life has become without her. A momentous decision is Made when Tom decides he wants to spend the rest of his life with Hannah, and he plans to propose to her just as soon as she arrives home. But when Hannah returns, she announces that has met and become engaged to Colin (McKidd), a wealthy Scotsman, and she asks Tom be her maid Of Honor. Tom accepts, only so he can scupper Hannah and Colin's upcoming nuptials. (Stacey Pendry)

Special features include a commentary track by Director Paul Weiland, two featurettes: Save The Date: The Making Of The Made Of Honor (13 minutes) and Three Weddings And A Skyline (seven minutes), two deleted scenes, and previews.

With adequately deep blacks and nicely delineated shadows, the anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD can show a recognizable sense of depth and dimension. Resolution is somewhat soft, though, and compression artifacts are noticeable at times. Contrast is balanced well and fleshtones appear natural. Colors are saturated well with good lightness. Source artifacts aren't a distraction, and while not distracting, minor edge enhancement is used. The H.264 AVC-encoded Blu-ray Disc shows good resolution, with fine details presented well. Shadow detail can be clipped, and the picture looks rather flat. Fleshtones appear natural, but colors are not very well defined. (Danny Richelieu)

The Dolby® Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack's relatively poor fidelity is a disappointment, and the dialogue can be overly harsh and boxy, especially outdoors. Dynamic range is adequate enough, but there is very little bass in the soundtrack, making it sound unnaturally thin. The center channel dominates the mix, but there is good breadth to the front stage at times. The surrounds are not used very effectively. The Blu-ray Disc's lossless Dolby TrueHD encoding generally sounds good, with natural fidelity. But dialogue that was recorded on a looping stage stands out noticeably from the rest. The ineffectiveness of the mix is still audible. (Danny Richelieu)