The Big Wedding
interesting comedy follows a family wedding and does harken back to the
Focker Movies in terms of its comedic value. It is also based on
the French comedy, My Brother is Getting Married. When Missy (Amanda
Seyfried) and Alejandro (Ben Barnes) are about to be married, this
causes a ripple through their families, especially with Don (Robert De
Niro) who is allegedly attempting to woo back his ex-wife Ellie (Diane
Keaton) for the wedding, even though his new girlfriend was the former
best friend (Susan Sarandon) of Ellie.
make matters worse, Don and Ellie’s other children have their own issues
with Lyla (Katherine Heigl) pregnant and having relationship issues and
her brother Jared (Topher Grace) is still trying to find the right
person to lose his virginity. As Missy and Alejandro attempt to appease
both their families, they have issues of their own with Father Monaghan
(Robin Williams) who is almost like the same character he was from
License to Wed. Not that this is bad mind you. He of course questions
the couple about whether they are ready for the sanctimony of marriage.
here, chaos ensues and there’s some great moments in the film that had
us in stiches. Another interesting element of the film is the wonderful
star studded cast that really lend themselves well to the film, even
though at times it’s a been there done that type of movie.
Regrettably with the high profile cast, Seyfried and Barnes do take a
backseat to the other actors and story unfortunately but overall, it
still works well.
Blu-ray, the video quality looks exceptional with super crisp images,
vibrant colours, strong blacks and no noise whatsoever. Audio works
well, especially with the 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track with perfect
dialogue, music and sound. For extras there is a making of called
coordinating The Big Wedding that is insightful but a little lacklustre.
Big Wedding is a fun film that is entertaining at the time but
ultimately forgettable due to the predictable nature of the story. It is
still worth watching if you like romantic comedies of mayhem and