To be fair, I liked the movie, “The Groomsmen” before I even saw it. It’s an Ed Burns movie, what’s not to like? The fact that he got the actors to each work for a measly 11k and he edited the whole film and soundtrack on his Mac. Hey, I love that. It’s easily his best work since “Brothers McMullen.”
What I didn’t know was that I would like it as much as I did. It resonated with me in a way that a lot of movies can’t. Sure, there is funnier, sexier and more action-packed fare available, but that’s just fluff.
“The Groomsmen” picks up where “Beautiful Girls” left off. It’s a tale of friends and family, history and future. In fact, the only thing the movie was missing was a Neil Diamond sing-along. They did manage to humor me with a Billy Squire cover, so I’ll let it slide. Plus, they drank a lot of Harp, which I agree with.
My wife didn’t watch it. Her loss. She had baked all day and was subsequently stuffed on meringue cookies and a generous glass of port. She disappeared down the hall with a thick book before the opening credits even finished. Me? I had a few beers, some popcorn, and watched a movie about guys that get it, and I pitied those that don’t.