Glaring signs you should not get married:
1. With only ten days left before your wedding, you are willing to fly to Italy at a moment’s notice to chase a childhood fantasy that you are destined to marry someone named Damon Bradley.
2. If you, as a grown woman, truly believe you are destined to marry someone named Damon Bradley because a Ouija Board told you so when you were eleven, you probably lack the mental capacity to decide to marry.
3. If, in Italy, someone compliments your feet, and you say, “Hey, do you happen to know Damon Bradley?” and he says, “Why I am Damon Bradley!” and you DO NOT CHECK FOR ID, then your ineptitude at even the simplest inane task like chasing a childhood fantasy suggests you might fail at marriage, which can be hard.
4. If you have a romantic evening with a stranger who claims to be Damon Bradley nine days before your wedding, you should call off your wedding.
5. But you should also not marry the person who claims to be Damon Bradley, who continues to seduce you after discovering you are spoken for, even if he comes clean before sticking it in you that he’s not actually Damon Bradley.
6. And he should not marry you! YOU ARE A LUNATIC! And a cheater. See points 1–5.
7. Also, WHY would you believe Not Damon Bradley that he tracked down The Real Damon Bradley in Romantic Italian Location #3? He’s a demonstrated liar! Why would you invite him to join you on the trip down there? Why have you STILL not called off your wedding which is now EIGHT days away? Don’t you have bows to tie and all the other last-minute crap that befalls engaged couples? You should not get married because you are clearly running out of time for wedding details.
8. And you, Not Damon Bradley! Just to be clear! You should not marry someone who skips town ten days before her wedding, arrives in Italy on her sister-in-law’s dime wearing her would-be-mother-in-law’s wedding dress, foolishly believes you are named Damon Bradley, is charmed by your cut-rate Gregory Peck impression, kisses you despite her IMMINENT MARRIAGE, follows you to another Italian city, goes on a date with a tightly-pantsed Billy Zane because he also claims to have the right name, and only rejects the real Damon Bradley because he’s not particularly attractive, er, I mean because she’s in love with you after two freakin’ days of lies and creepiness in Italy.
Nevermind, you deserve each other.
September 21, 2010 at 1:00 am
Tony wholeheartedly concurs.
September 21, 2010 at 11:34 am
ew. yuck. they totally do deserve each other.
September 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm
I usually love me some Robert Downey Jr but this looks awful
September 22, 2010 at 10:41 am
To be fair, he is charming as ever.
September 21, 2010 at 11:45 pm
So other than the bat sh*t crazy, was it a good movie?
September 22, 2010 at 10:41 am
It wasn’t a complete waste of time.
September 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm
At least there are cute 90s haircuts?
September 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm
Is that the Pittsburgh airport?
September 27, 2010 at 12:56 am
Yes! Good eye! The non-Italy parts are set in Pittsburgh. I found out last night that Jenny is an extra in the Kennywood scene.
September 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm
Really excited to see someone else blogging about wedding movies, too! I’m surprised more people aren’t taking the time to closely examine how these fluffy little pieces of marital marshamallowness are poisoning our ideas of what constitutes a wedding. Loved reading yours. Maybe I can take a cue from you and be just a wee bit nicer in mine, but I can’t help getting all pissy over it. Cheers!
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October 9, 2010 at 3:46 am
Ok, when I was 11 and getting into the “boys are dreamy” phase, I LOVED this movie. Recently I watched it on Netflix and thought it was hilarious and you just did an amazing job of pointing out everything that is just absolutely INSANE about it all. Ah Rome, let’s all go on a blog field trip.
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