Our Family Wedding

2010-08-02 09:12
Our Family Wedding

What it's about:

"Our marriage, their wedding." It’s lesson number one for any newly engaged couple, and Lucia and Marcus are no exception. They learn the hard way that the path to saying "I do" can be rife with familial strife. When they return from college and, too suddenly, announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers, two highly competitive over-the-top egos, can wreak major havoc on their special day. With insults flying and tempers running high, it’s anyone’s guess if the Alpha dads will survive to make it down the aisle in one piece.

Lucia’s mother is busy planning the wedding of "her" dreams and the only levelheaded one in the bunch is Angela, the groom’s father’s best friend and lawyer, who manages to keep her cool even as the madness reaches a crescendo. With only weeks to plan their wedding, Lucia and Marcus soon discover the true meaning of love and find there is truth to the saying that, when you marry someone, you marry their entire family.

What the critics thought:

"Alternately rancid and ridiculous, strident and sickly sweet, Our Family Wedding offers plenty that’s old, borrowed and blue; it’s the something new that’s missing."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

"The only bouquet anyone's going to catch from this contrivance has the aroma of stale comedy."
- John Anderson, Washington Post

"Instead of invitations, they should be sending out apologies for Our Family Wedding, a cake-and-kisses comedy that has disaster written all over it and not for the right reasons."
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

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