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The Big Wedding
The Big Wedding
Starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams & Ben Barnes.
Ellie is returning to her former home with her ex-husband, Don for the wedding weekend of their Colombian adopted son, Alejandro. But when Alejandro realizes that his devout Catholic birth mother, Madonna doesn't know that his parents are divorced, he asks them to pretend to be married for the weekend. As a chick flick lover and a huge fan of this all star cast – I was majorly disappointed with this movie. Let’s listen to the trailer and I’ll tell you why in just a moment..
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On a positive note, this movie is ultimately about ‘family’ and the idea that it’s never too late to start acting like one. Sadly it’s a very dysfunctional family which is not unlike real life, the problem I had was that while this families world is thrown into disarray trying to keep Don and Ellie's divorce a secret (yes a lie) the negatives far out-weighed anything positive. For instance that reconciliation is good, that the commitment of marriage is a serious matter and that close families forgive each other. However overshadowing this is a mountain load of the ridiculous, sinfulness and ungodly filth.
Aside from the fact that this family lies, cheats and hurts one another on multiple levels, parents need to know that this wedding movie is racier than most family wedding comedies and could make for an uncomfortable parent-teen movie night. Don (the Father of the groom) has a live-in girlfriend and there’s a lot of sexual content as well as discussion of virginity, sexual orientation, and open marriage. There's adultery, public displays of inappropriate affection, nudity, sex scenes (including oral sex) as well as strong language and drinking. Spiritually there is a catholic presence, however it’s clear the film & its characters do not take faith seriously, rather they use faith for their own selfish ends and even the Priest acts inappropriately and it’s suggested he drinks.
So, while this film might be a film that has a great cast giving the appearance of that delightful ‘chick flick feel’, with so many crazy plots and inappropriate scenes, themes and language I simply can’t recommend it and in fact I’d say – avoid it!
Run time and rating
Rated MA 15 + and running for 1 ½ hrs, this is not a movie for children and not even a good chick flick! Disappointed indeed!
0 of 5 for family friendliness.
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