All except Jenny (Jennifer Garner) -- who is Connor's childhood pal and also one of his many exes. As maid of honor, she's focused on not letting that jerk ruin her best friend's day, while also doing her damndest to appear above his charms. Of course, even as Connor continues to prove he's not worthy and a perfect new guy woos her, the desire and heartbreak is written all over her face. Enter the magic of Michael Douglas' Uncle Wayne and his ghostly ladies…
Every wedding is about the guest list, but it's the bride's job to shine and "Mean Girls" alum Lacey Chabert surely does as Sandra. She takes her character to the verge of Bridezilla, but always brings her back before the transformation is complete, making us laugh instead of cringe.
The groom, Breckin Meyer, serves well as the flick's straight man, fighting to keep the bride calm and then delivering the goods in one of the few emotional moments in the movie.
The wedding party, however, was a bit lopsided. Sandra's super hot bridesmaids were all aiming to get some action that weekend and Rachel Boston, Camille Guaty and Amanda Walsh played strong, funny chicks; but Paul's geeky, pathetic pals didn't quite fit into the story. They hardly bare mention, especially when we can just move on to raving about Noureen DeWulf, who was seriously funny, or Anne Archer and Robert Forster, who had some entertainment moments as the divorced parents of the bride!
Speaking of Archer, she was one steamy lady in her scenes with McConaughey! The same can't be said for Garner and McConaughey at first, but their romance heats up as we get to know their characters' history, which, for all the laughs, turns out to be quite sad.
While the film rides on McConaughey's charm, Connor's charisma ultimately becomes less about that irresistible smile and more about the imperfect but good man behind it. Garner's struggle is completely relatable and it's a relief that she doesn't try to change Connor.
They never change and we should all know better than to try! But by the time Connor's knocks over the wedding cake, you're actually rooting for him to save it all – himself, their love story and even the wedding – and you know he'll get it done.
We can't say it'll be the best wedding you go to this year. As with all such affairs, there are a few lulls and not too many surprises, but all in all, it's an entertaining guest list and a fun little ride.
And did we mention how charming McConaughey is?
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