It's simply Knot funny: The Knot is a clueless attempt to copy Bridesmaids and The Hangover
01:23 GMT, 5 October 2012
Liberal Arts (12A)
The Knot is a clueless British attempt to cash in on the success of Bridesmaids and The Hangover.
Unfortunately, it’s been put together by film-makers with no noticeable sense of humour. Chief culprits include first-time director Jesse Lawrence and ubiquitous co-writer-star Noel Clarke, who continues his downward spiral into showbiz Hades. Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first call prolific.
Clueless: The Knot fails to cash in on the success of The Hangover and Bridesmaids
All the film-makers do is show us things that raised a laugh in other movies — a bride with diarrhoea, lads vomiting, a little girl emitting obscenities.
Even if one leaves aside issues of taste, the timing is off, and the personalities of the lads and ladettes as unattractive as the lighting.
American guest actress Mena Suvari begs at one point: ‘Will you get your mind out of the gutter, please’ All around me, I noticed heads nodding.
The Knot doesn’t raise one smile, let alone a laugh.
As the 300,000 YouTube hits on its trailer suggest, it will find an audience.
As a cultural sign of our times, it’s among the most depressing experiences I’ve ever had in a cinema.