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A charmingly modern family tries to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future - and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process.
Comedy - Despite the title and all outward appearances, the R rating for this
comedy is deserved, for it is a frequently raunchy farce. This is an
ensemble piece though most of the focus is on Robert De Niro and
Diane Keaton, with other stars such as Amanda Seyfried and Robin
Williams having much smaller parts. Language and constant raunchy
humor make this one not for kids.
PROFANITY: 12 F-words; 10 S-words; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: A few sexual situations and unrelated nudity. VIOLENCE: Comic hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some tobacco and alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Constant raunchy verbal and physical gags; some gay jokes.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Below Average The Big Wedding feels like nothing more ambitious than a big screen sit-com.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average When it all comes down to it, however, "The Big Wedding" is a movie in which no one felt compelled to do a good job — which is exactly why no one should feel compelled to see it.
USA TodayFull Review Average A few laughs and an all-star cast aren't enough reason to say "I do" to this formulaic, unrealistic film.
NY PostFull Review Terrible The brutally unfunny, cringe-worthy 'The Big Wedding' provides ample opportunities for Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams to embarrass themselves.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 68 moviegoers:
TEENS:The one male loved "The Big Wedding." Three females loved it and three rated it just average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Three of the four males loved it and one rated it just average. Great reviews from nearly all the ladies. Only a few were slightly disappointed.
ADULTS:For this type of movie, the reviews from the males isn't too bad. It shows almost a quarter loved it and another third enjoyed it very much. The remaining third, or so, rated it average, which isn't bad coming from the guys. The female reviews are somewhat disappointing since this is, obviously, a movie targeted at the ladies. Quite a few loved it or enjoyed it very much but too many were somewhat to very disappointed.