Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Why did I have to watch My Favorite Wedding? Everything about it screams made-for-tv. It's barely a mediocre romcom so you have been warned.
Where to start. Tess (Maggie Lawson) is an accomplished doctor yet one who appears to have such a severe bout of people-pleasing that it will actually start to get on your nerves. Always chirpy, always ready to lend a helping hand, she is also a hopeless romantic who believes that weddings are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Desperately hoping for her own wedding soon, she is willing to put up with all sorts of crap from her useless, selfish boyfriend, including potentially passing up a prestigious fellowship in another city because, you know, her boyfriend's career comes first. And no, this movie wasn't made in the 1950s.
But Tess has bigger problems than a commitment-phobic boyfriend. She is the chief bridesmaid for her best friend and must fly to Chicago for the wedding, where she is expected to perform every menial task her friend can conjure up. Thrown together with the cynical best man, Michael, the duo must do everything from getting a wedding cake made to finding the ‘something blue', to organising a power-point presentation for the rehearsal dinner. Did I mention that it's a four-day wedding??
So the dutiful Tess and Michael (Paul Greene) not only tackle the most ridiculous of requests for the hapless bride, but they also start to really like each other. Now, this should come as absolutely no surprise whatsoever given that this is a Hallmark movie called ‘My Favorite Wedding‘. But did everything have to be so on the nose? I mean, there is zero depth to this movie. Other than the leads almost nobody else in this film can act. The plot is as deep as a puddle and I could have written a better script on a napkin.
Unless you are absolutely desperate for a romance movie or a Hallmark mega-fan, swerve My Favorite Wedding. There are plenty of other options on Netflix, including The Longest Ride, After and Falling Inn Love all of which are so much better.