After watching family movie Snowflake with the kids earlier in the week, I packed them off to bed and settled down with another film, The Big Wedding (but I couldn't help keep saying The Big Fat Greek Wedding !) that is more of a rom com and definitely aimed at grown-ups.
The official blurb says : "With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, The Big Wedding is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying 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 (De Niro and Keaton) 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."
It kept reminding me of Meet The Fockers, not just because it also stars Robert De Niro in a similar role but because of the same irreverent tone and at time slightly slapstick sense of humour. It did make me laugh at times, but there were a few moments that also made me cringe slightly. Overall, it's an enjoyable film to watch when you're tired and want something light that won't tax your brain too much but there's nothing hugely original in it.
star rating : 4/5
Released: 14th October 2013
RRP: £15.99 (DVD), £17.99 (BD)
Certificate: 15Features: ‘Making of… The Big Wedding’
Disclosure : I received a copy of the DVD in order to write an honest review.
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