Six movie weddings that didn’t go according to plan

Think that last wedding you went to was a little off its rocker? It had nothing on these manic movie marital expos:

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

From our review: “Now, the movie attempts to put us in her court for the first half of the film; we’re supposed to want her to break up the wedding and ‘win’ the no-goodnik back. Then we are supposed to come to a spleen-shattering revelation that she’s not actually quite a good character after all, and maybe we don’t want her to win.”

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

From our review: “Now, if there’s a notable flaw in this film, it does lie in the main romance. It’s simply not as interesting as everything surrounding it. Charles stammers a lot and has an inexplicable inability to share his feelings. It also appears that Carrie’s only main attribute is to smile in three varieties: wide, wider, and Shark.”

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

From our review: “The love interest is simple and straightforward. No pallbearers, no mistaken identities, no cross dressing. Just two people who figure out they’re crazy about each other. They meet, fall in love, and get engaged before you’re through your $12 pop.”

American Wedding (2003)

From our review: “It’s more (and less) of the same, which means a bunch of socially awkward settings where a character is embarrassed by something sexually dumb they did, but that still proves very trustworthy for a laugh.”

The Wedding Singer (1998)

From our review: “The Wedding Singer wisely decides not to pander to the lowest common denominator, and in doing so, actually comes out very smart, funny, and sweet.”

The Corpse Bride (2005)

From our review: “Having been stood up by the last man she was engaged to until she died, the Bride is naturally thrilled to have her new man. Victor is less than impressed, of course, to be suddenly married to a half rotten body in a veil, and spends the rest of the film trying desperately to escape the Land of the Dead and get back to Victoria.”

One comment

  1. I only saw three of these movies: My Best Friend’s Wedding, Big Fat Greek Wedding and, Corpse Bride.

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