Filler: Nearly every review, positive and negative, bemoaned the heroin subplot that seemed like it came from a different movie than the comedic, gentle stuff with Mary, and wished it were excised altogether. Indeed, the film dispenses of it with almost a half hour left in the movie.
Slow-Paced Beginning: The movie starts with a four-minute opening credits sequence followed by a rather pedestrian ten-minute birthday-bash sequence that both establish the men as free-wheeling bachelors, when it could've been done in about a third of the time. But stick with it.
Roger Ebert: It begins with too many characters and too much plot, and 15 minutes into the film I was growing restless. It spends a lot of time describing the lifestyles of three bachelors - Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson - who share a luxury apartment and play host to a never-ending stream of girlfriends. We meet too many of the girlfriends, and too many of their friends. And then it's the morning after Selleck's big birthday bash, and on the doorstep outside their apartment is a basinette containing a little baby named Mary. From that point on, the movie finds its rhythm, and it works.
Crowning Moment of Awesome: In the sequel, during the wedding, Edward sees that his scams have been exposed, and he's trying to weasel his way through an explanation. Mary openly scoffs, prompting, "Oh, shut up, you little shit!" That's the last straw for Peter. "That's it," he says, and promptly flattens Edward with one punch.