Friday, April 15, 2011

TRAILER: Mandy Moore & Kellan Lutz's "Love Wedding Marriage"

PLOT: A happy newlywed marriage counselor's (Moore) views on wedded bliss get thrown for a loop when she finds out her parents (Seymour and Brolin) are getting divorced.

CAST: Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Jessica Szohr ("Gossip Girl"), Jane Seymour, James Brolin, Michael Weston (Garden State)

VERDICT: This is Kellan's first multiple-line leading role. It's with this film that he has to prove that he's not only leading-man material, but also capable of being more than just a meathead. Unfortunately, pairing up with Mandy Moore has never done any actor any favors. Just ask Shane West (A Walk to Remember), Matthew Goode (Chasing Liberty), Gabriel Macht (Because I Said So), and John Krasinski (License to Wed).

First off, the upbeat music doesn't match the sad topic of having the credentials to prevent your parents from divorcing but not the ability. Secondly, Moore has her whiny face on and Lutz looks SO uninterested in everything around him. They have no chemistry. And last, but not least, the subpar supporting cast (Szohr, Weston, Seymour, and Brolin) are supposed to be the comic relief while the core characters have their heavy moments. All in all, it seems like a rather boring movie. I have no desire to see if she succeeds or if she manages to keep her own marriage together. In fact, I hope he hooks up with her sister (Szohr).

Release Date: June 3

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