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2.86

Awesome: 5.41%
Worth A Look40.54%
Average: 2.7%
Pretty Bad: 37.84%
Total Crap: 13.51%

2 reviews, 25 user ratings


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Just Married
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by PyThomas

"Engaged couples, see this at your own risk."
4 stars

As I write this, it is about four months and two weeks to my wedding. Yep, I tie the knot on June 7, 2003. And here it is, right in the heat of wedding preparations, and my fiancee wants to see "Just Married." I personally wondered if this was a good idea.

As it turns out, we both thought it was wickedly funny... though I found myself cringing through parts of it.

This is basically a slapstick comedy showcasing just about everything that could go possibly wrong with a courtship, wedding and honeymoon. It focuses mostly on the honeymoon part, however. We do follow Tom (Ashton "That 70's Guy" Kutcher) and Sara (Brittany Mathers... er, Murphy) as they first meet up, go out, propose to each other, meet her wealthy and fairly snobbish family, and walk down the aisle. As I said, all those moments are brief vignettes leading up to the honeymoon in Europe.

First the newlyweds try to join the "mile high club", with painful results. Then they almost burn down their first hotel, an old converted castle with 19th-century wiring. Then they get stuck in a snowstorm in their rented car. (Or laughable excuse for a car. Ever see one of those European ultra-compacts? There's a reason that some of those models aren't permitted on American roads.) Then they find lodging at a hotel in Venice, where the walls are so thin, they literally break in on another couple's romance. On top of all this, one of Sara's ex-boyfriends is in Venice, and he's more than willing to take a hammer to the already paper-thin ice that Tom and Sara's romance is on.

Basically put, if you're looking for intellectual, refined comedic prose, you ain't gonna find it here. It's mostly exaggerated physical humor, with smaller parts of romantic comedy and crude laughs thrown in. And standard-issue ending aside, there's surprisingly very few cliched moments in this film. Certainly none of those tired wedding-ceremony cliches, thank God. And if anyone remembers the TV show "Sledgehammer" from 1986-87, you'll probably recognize the man playing Sara's father: yep, none other than David "Trust Me, I Know What I'm Doing" Rasche himself.

Maybe after a few years of marriage, I'll see this on a cable channel and find it a bit funnier than when I first saw it. I guess it helps that Sam Harper made the plot outlandish enough that it can be laughed at by anyone in any stage of relationship. At least my fiancee promised never to throw a ten-pound ashtray at me.

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originally posted: 01/26/03 11:49:25
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User Comments

6/12/08 PAUL SHORTT HAS ABOUT AS MUCH FLOW, TIMING AND INSPIRATIONAL HUMOUR AS STATISTICAL RESEARCH 2 stars
10/21/07 fools♫gold If Ashton Kutcher wasn't in this movie, there wouldn't be as much humor. 2 stars
9/18/05 tony if ashton kutcher wasn't in this movie, it would be awsome! 3 stars
4/10/05 Kristan anderson Story moves slow and jokes aren't very funny. 2 stars
1/11/05 Steve Michaud Bland, superficial, and ultimately forgettable 2 stars
12/08/04 Kristina Williams Ashton Kutcher must burn in the depths of hell. 1 stars
2/07/04 May Q. Horney Brittany Murphy was much better when she ate only chicken, got constipated, & hung herself! 2 stars
1/23/04 Chloe Brody Quite cute and entertaining. 4 stars
1/21/04 Betty White Would anyone else like to kill these two? 1 stars
1/18/04 Tiffany Faye Hawthorne Poophole search for drugs was over-the-top and should've been grounds for annullment. 2 stars
1/08/04 KICK ASS OR DONT COME HOME! ashton please stick with sitcoms not no american pie wannabe movies 2 stars
10/06/03 Kitty Tedious, Lame Jokes and SO, so mushy!! 2 stars
8/15/03 Suzanne Foster Makes the LIZZIE McGUIRE MOVIE look like EUROPEAN VACATION. 2 stars
8/12/03 Taylor Fladgate Boring. Couldn't stand it. Predictable. Who thinks that Ugly Americans are funny? 2 stars
8/09/03 dado poor movie, not funny at all 2 stars
7/06/03 sharon laughed my ass off..loved the air port scene at the begining 5 stars
6/21/03 Sebastian E. Nice movie! 4 stars
6/08/03 May Q. Horney Brittany Murphy was much better when she ate only chicken, got constipated, & hung herself! 2 stars
3/11/03 Tiffany Faye Hawthorne Poophole search for drugs was over-the-top and should've been grounds for annullment. 2 stars
2/15/03 Sara Loved it.....Marriage has its ups and downs, this movie takes it to extremes 5 stars
2/10/03 jgfsjglksdf ug... why must we endure this trip? does anyone else find murphy annoying? 1 stars
1/28/03 Jon C. Ericson Who is the least tallented Kutcher that University of Iowa drop out or Murphy. Discuss.... 2 stars
1/27/03 stead its shit www.ifitsalrightwithyou.cjb.net go on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 stars
1/27/03 Jen yeah its bad 1 stars
1/27/03 Joy T. Ode Terrible script, cliched and by-the-numbers, but Brittany Murphy is ultra-charming 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  10-Jan-2003 (PG-13)

UK
  N/A

Australia
  13-Feb-2003


Directed by
  Shawn Levy

Written by
  Sam Harper

Cast
  Ashton Kutcher
  Brittany Murphy
  Christian Kane
  Taran Killam
  Monet Mazur
  David Rasche



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