FIND MOVIES
Movie List
Loading ...
or
Find Theaters and Movie Times
or
Search Movies

The Groomsmen

Gets good results
By TOM MEEK  |  August 9, 2006
3.0 3.0 Stars

Ten years after wowing audiences at Sundance with The Brothers McMullen, Ed Burns hasn’t changed a lick as a filmmaker. Again we get a collection of lost men too full of pride to see the answer to their ailments right before them — in their women. Burns’s Paulie is a Long Island newspaper scribe with a very pregnant and very rich wife-to-be (Brittany Murphy) who, three days before the wedding, is having second thoughts. Booze-fueled bull sessions, infighting, and chest pounding ensue as Paulie’s cadre steers him to the altar. Burns is his usual nonchalant self, but the quartet of trouble who surround him — the lovable stalker (played with sympathy and gusto by Jay Moher), the family-centric bartender (Matthew Lillard in a surprisingly mature role), the buddy who comes out of the closet (the underrated John Leguizamo), and the disgruntled older brother (Donal Logue) — keep the pat material colorful. The result is better than Burns’s efforts over the past decade, but he’s still chasing McMullen.

On the Web
The Groomsmen's officiail Web site: http://www.thegroomsmen.com/

  Topics: Reviews , Entertainment, Movies, Weddings,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
More Information
ARTICLES BY TOM MEEK
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   GLOBAL CINEMA, LOCAL FLAVOR  |  August 08, 2013
    The 17th annual incarnation of the Rhode Island International Film Festival begins its weeklong run on August 6. The festival, which boasts more than 200 films from 65 countries, is a celebration of the cinematic arts with a campus feel and a focus on all things Rhode Island.
  •   REVIEW: SAFE HAVEN  |  February 14, 2013
    Somewhere along the way Nicholas Sparks went from being just a bestselling author of preachy schmaltz to a full-on franchise (he produces the movies of his books).
  •   REVIEW: FUN SIZE  |  October 31, 2012
    Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice ventures onto the big screen in this hokey Halloween misadventure.
  •   REVIEW: TAI CHI ZERO  |  October 24, 2012
    Mashup, hodgepodge, or remix — call it what you will, this kung fu odyssey from former action star Stephen Fung offers intermittent pleasures and freaky twists.
  •   REVIEW: ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE  |  October 02, 2012
    Matthew Heineman and Susan Frömke's documentary tackles a familiar topic but doesn't weigh in on the Obamacare issue so contentious in the upcoming election.

 See all articles by: TOM MEEK