Mandy Moore’s newest romantic comedy could not be worse, at least according to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Love Wedding Marriage, a romantic comedy starring Moore and Kellan Lutz, has so far recorded a 0% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That means that, as of this writing, not one of 18 reviewers liked the movie. Still, it would be unfair to deem this rating a consensus, as the film is only in a limited run and most movies accrue at least 40 reviews.
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Although 0% ratings are exceedingly uncommon on the website, this is not the first time a movie starring Moore has received this grade. All I Want (Try Seventeen), a 2002 romantic comedy featuring Moore alongside Elijah Wood, also has a 0%, but only after seven reviews.
But the news is not all bad for the movie: although none of the reviews published thus far are positive, the major complaint is that it is too formulaic. But for many romantic comedy fans, this complaint may not be a significant deterrence. Still, some critics thought Love Wedding Marriage was more than a banal path through familiar territory.
“If there is a special hell for film critics, it probably has movies like ‘Love, Wedding, Marriage’ on continuous rotation,” Jeannette Catsoulis of the New York Times wrote.
Other recent movies to hold the distinction of a zero percent ranking include the 2008 Larry the Cable Guy vehicle Witless Protection, Michael Douglas’s Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, and Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
Love Wedding Marriage follows what happens when a happily married marriage counselor’s views on wedded bliss get thrown for a loop when she finds out her parents are getting divorced.
Other than 2003’s Saved! and 2010’s Tangled, all of Moore’s other reviewed movies have ratings under 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ouch.
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