Some-one Marry Barry

MV5BMTk1NjczNDg1MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjI5NzQzMjE@._V1_SY317_CR2,0,214,317_AL_Lucy Punch, Tyler Labine, Damon Wayans Jr, Hayes MacArthur, Thomas Middleditch

Everyone has a ‘Barry’ amongst their group of friends – that person who is socially inappropriate and embarrassing. Des, Rafe and Kurt have a Barry in their gang, and his name is Barry Burke. When Barry’s inappropriate behaviour finally becomes intolerable, the friends organise something extreme to get him out of their lives. They want to get Barry married.

But when Barry meets Melanie Miller all by himself, he finds that she is his female equivalent. He may not need his friends’ help after all.

I rented this movie with trepidation, expecting the crude, rude, infantile and penis-centred approach to comedy that usually surrounds these rom coms that are loaded up with too many male protagonists. Too many dudes! Where are all the women?

Although it was definitely in there, the crude and rude were bearable. This, I put down, to Lucy Punch, who I think is fabulous. She’s a comedic gem of the rom com screen (see the Wedding Video (particularly the Wedding Video), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, A Little Bit of Heaven). Punch seems to soften out the tasteless edges.

So, all in all this film is actually not too bad. The script, although light weight, is smooth and gets to where it’s supposed to be going. It’s quite funny, not overly clever, but generally entertaining. One of the better rom coms of 2014 (surprisingly).

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Posted on 09/10/2014, in bromance rom coms, the whole rom com list and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Some-one Marry Barry.

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