An unassuming pet photographer is thrown into serious action, adventure and romance when he's forced to marry a Croatian bride and spend his honeymoon at a remote tropical resort where she is kidnapped.
Brian Lighthouse (Dave Annable) photographs pets in clothes for a living. His new assistant Tonya (Mena Suvari) is sexy, playful and is in love with Brian who for some reason avoids her advances. Through some poorly scripted circumstances Brian finds himself in a position where he must marry Masha (Katharine McPhee) the daughter of a crime boss (Ken Davitian) in order for her to obtain her green card. After a year, the marriage will be annulled and she will then marry the overly jealous Vinnie Jones. Dad and Vinnie forbid consummating the relationship, even as they honeymoon in Tahiti.
Brian's under utilized mom (Kathy Bates) offers little in the way of helpful advice as she is a stay at home mom. The poorly conceived plot drags along and then at about 45 minutes into the film, we get the twist and the movie becomes a watchable comedy, formula and all. This will work as a date night film and perhaps a teen family night. Mena "Kitten" Suvari steals all the scenes. Her part was written better than Katharine McPhee.
Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity. Some sexual double entendre.
Patchy with horrible over acting by the person playing the pilot. The rest do a decent job, best being Cathy Bates by far. Some decent ideas and some beautiful scenery. Decent enough if you love chick flicks with a cute leading man and want a little bit of escapism. Don't bother if you like your films with any realism. IMHO more on screen chemistry than the recent BBC offering of Lady Chatterley and Mellors.
Full on comedy with plenty of laughs, The story once upon a time lets skip that part, When a quiet pet photographer falls foul of some gangsters he has no option but to marry her for the green card to please her father and get off the hook. Sent on a romantic honeymoon on a remote island things seem to be in his favour, a beautiful women and him what could possibly go wrong. Only things turn out differently when her ex boyfriend sends in the hitman to kidnap her to bring her back home. Bryan been no hero type has trouble stopping the abduction with plenty of mishaps and hilarious adventure trying to save her. I rated this an A grade plus comedy and action that will have you in laughter from beginning to the end. The storyline and cast do this show justice that makes it so entertaining. Night in with a fabulous movie that you'll consider not to bad. Enjoy!
Ok so you can see the ending coming a mile off but quite how it gets there was unexpected. This however is due to the utterly haphazard and random way the story lurches around rather than any clever writing. Its watchable enough though.
beautiful cinematography. easy to watch. relaxing. good looking people. romantic. sweet. the main characters are straight-forward and honest rather than tricky and smart with each other, which makes them very likeable. (lots of shooting but only 2 people presumed dead.) it was a very comfortable film to watch. I'm not saying it will change your life or that you'll learn anything, but it is one of those movies that is like a mini-vacation .