"From the writers of Death At A Funeral and the director of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" the poster reads.
Now, I haven't seen Priscilla, but anything related to Death At A Funeral and I am there!
Unfortunately, A Few Best Men doesn't come close.
I get the appeal: groomsmen wrecking havoc at their best mates wedding (hell, I might be living it in a few months!), but it's not enough to sustain a whole movie. It doesn't even give itself much chance by rushing the set up of the story to get straight into the shenanigans...and then hoping it can stretch it out for 90 minutes.
Much like last weeks Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy I was convinced I must've not watched A Few Best Men properly. Everyone else seems to be raving about it and I've been "corrected" over twitter about what I thought - what the hell was wrong with me?
Admittedly, I probably didn't see it in the right circumstances: a mid-arvo session during the week that had only fifteen or so other people in it. I like my comedies in sell out cinemas, but what could I do. And who cares; funny's funny.
Sadly, that wasn't the case. For me or anyone else. There were laughs, but I'm not sure all of them were supportive.
I'm not here to rag on Aussie films. I'm all about gettin' behind the local industry. But despite all of the crazy antics, it wasn't as funny as it should've been. It felt more like a series of wedding themed skits, rather than a good flowing story...or good flowing comedy, for that matter.
It's nowhere near bad enough for me to tell you to not see it. I hope you do...and like it. Maybe I need a second viewing myself.
Unti then, let's hope February 9's Aussie comedy Any Questions For Ben is better.