First post on Mettel Ray written by a thirty year old me… wooooohooo! I wanted to do a special post for my actual birthday, which was on Tuesday, but that didn’t happen. So now you’ll get a special post on Saturday, but today is Thursday time. And on Thursdays, we recommend movies, and since it’s Valentine’s Day – it’s also romance time! But if you’re anything like me, romance is the last thing you want to think about during Valentine’s Day. So here are three romantic comedies that are so bad you should steer away from them. Oh, and they all have a Chris.

1. THE BACHELOR (1999)

I remember really liking this as a kid but I can definitely say that I wouldn’t like it now. It’s about a guy, played by Chris O’Donnell, who will inherit 100 million dollars… if he is married. The problem is, he is your typical bachelor, who wouldn’t want to commit to anyone really. And then there’s the fact that everyone says “no” to his proposal, but he is too afraid to ask the woman he really wants to marry. Queue a bad romance angle (it’s all about the money yo) and hundreds of brides chasing after a single man – and you’ve got yourself a bad rom-com.


I was a huge Hilary Duff fan way back when and I literally watched all her movies. Most of them are still fresh in my mind and pretty much all of them are really bad. The Perfect Man is no exception. It is about Duff’s character finding the perfect man for her unlucky-in-love mother. I remember it being extremely awkward and weird at times, plus Duff always feels uncomfortable on screen. It has Chris North in it, and he was quite the guy thanks to his Sex and the City character, but he doesn’t really do anything for me. So really, this one doesn’t have a lot of good things going for it. None at all really.

3. BRIDE WARS (2009)

What I assume was a good idea, turned out to be a very bad movie about two best friends fighting each other. Kate Hudson and Oscar winner Anne Hathaway are in it… which would sort of say, this one is good, but means the exact opposite. It’s like their friendship couldn’t handle the pressure and they had to go crazy against each other. Lame and bad, but I guess if you hate Valentine’s Day, it’s nice to watch a movie about two weddings being ruined. It also has Chris Pratt in it, which is another reason to hate watch it or just simply steer away from like I recommend. So really, look at this entire list, and don’t ever remember any of these movies. Just like I’ll try to forget that I’m always single on Valentine’s Day.






  • Love your twist on the theme, and Happy Belated Birthday!
    I watched Bride Wars whilst wedding planning and ugh, what a terrible movie. I dozed off halfway through!

  • Bride Wars is the only I’ve seen and it was one of my favourite movies as a teen. I even own it on dvd but I don’t have the courage to rewatch it lol

  • It’s like you took the Chris theme but used not-hot ones instead lol. Oh man, I forgot about The Perfect Man. I was pretty into that Hilary vs Lindsay feud back in the day, I always preferred Lindsay’s movies. I saw part of Bride Wars and turned it off. That was bad.

    • Hahaha, that’s what I do, twist it around and end up with just listing movies I would never really recommend. 😀
      And I agree, Lohan, despite her choices in her private life, was a better actress.

  • I haven’t seen The Perfect Man but have seen the others. The Bachelor is actually a remake of the Harold Lloyd silent Seven Chances which is much better. Part of that is that Lloyd had much more personality than Chris O’Donnell and partly because the film was just better constructed. Bride Wars seemed like such a cute idea going in but it really was unpleasant and dislikable.

    I’m a sucker for a good romantic comedy, and always disappointed when they aren’t, so I went with one of the masters of the genre for my choices-Cary Grant.

    The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)-Playboy artist Richard Nugent (Cary Grant) appears before Judge Margaret Turner (Myrna Loy) for fighting at a nightclub, after a stern warning she dismisses the charge. That same day, Nugent happens to lecture at a high school, where Margaret’s teenage sister, Susan (Shirley Temple), falls head-over-heels for him. Things get complicated when Susan sneaks into and is found in his apartment. Back before Judge Turner she orders him to date Susan as a way of easing her attraction. It only gets crazier from there as Richard (now Dickie) embraces his rediscovered teenhood while finding himself attracted to Margaret and vice versa. Breezy comedy (which won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar) is Shirley’s best adult film with all three stars working at top speed.

    Indiscreet (1958)-Theatre star Anna Kalman (Ingrid Bergman) meets banker and diplomat Philip Adams (Cary Grant) when she’s visiting her sister and brother-in-law (Phyllis Calvert & Cecil Parker who steal every scene they’re in) in London. After a brief flirtation they fall in love but Philip is married and things seem hopeless until Anna discovers something that puts everything in a new light. Lush, charming comedy with Cary & Ingrid perfectly matched.

    Houseboat (1958)-Tom Winston (Cary Grant) is struggling to raise his three children on his own after his wife’s death. He meets the charming and beautiful Cinzia Zaccardi (Sophia Loren) at a concert and hires her as a live-in nanny. Unbeknownst to Tom, Cinzia is actually a European socialite on the run from her domineering father (Harry Guardino) and has absolutely no experience with cooking, cleaning or raising children. The fiery Cinzia and staid Tom butt heads until they discover a shared attraction. Cary & Sophia were seriously involved (and almost married) during filming.

    • Theme within a theme, love it! I feel like remakes are very rarely better than the originals but even though I haven’t seen the original, I totally believe it is better.

  • So these are actually reality shows. Women who slut themselves to find a man. Bridal wars with women no man should want to marry. The only one I tried watching was Bridal wars but always change the channel because it sucks

    • Hah, well Bride Wars came out when I was on a huge rom-com hating spree so it might have had to do with that. 😀

  • LOL, Bride Wars…that movie was…sloppy. I haven’t seen the other two. I think I remember when The Bachelor came out though…lol…what ever happened to Chris O’Donnell?

  • Agreed on all three counts! I vaguely recall liking Bride Wars when I saw it in the theaters. I caught it on some movie station a while back though and it was just terrible. I never saw The Perfect Man (meh Chris Noth) but The Bachelor bored me to tears.

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