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The Big Wedding Review

The Big Wedding (15)

Reviewed By Kate Maitland-Gleed

Star Rating: 3

This was my first legal 15 film. I was all pumped to go and watch it with my friend, and personally I was quite disappointed with it. In some parts it was sweet and funny, but most of the time it was just unnecessary swearing and sexual context. Yes I am used to 12 and 12A films with the occasional swear word or suggested sexual content, and I was excited to see a more adult film and feel a bit more grown up, but I felt that there was too much of a jump from a 12/12A to a 15. This did slightly lessen my enjoyment of the film, but that is just my personal opinion. Ok, rant over, now back to the film review.

Will a screen full of famous faces, ‘The Big Wedding’ is a romantic comedy which will leave you laughing. After the announcement that their adopted son, Alejandro (Ben Barnes) is getting married, Don (Robert De Niro) and Ellie (Diane Keaton), a divorced couple must come together again to produce a heavenly wedding. But in a complicated family, there are always hiccups along the way. When Alejandro tells his family that his biological heavily Catholic mother is coming to the wedding, they seem happy and excited to meet her; until they realise that divorce is the biggest sin in the Catholic religion… Whoops! As the whole family comes together, secrets come out of the woodwork and the story becomes more twisted than we first thought. Alongside Keaton and De Niro, is Amanda Seyfried (Missy O’Connor), Robin Williams (Father Monaghan), Topher Grace (Jared Griffin), and Susan Sarandon (Bebe McBride) to name a few.

Although I didn’t enjoy this film half as much as I thought I would, doesn’t mean you won’t! With some funny, romantic and touching moments, ‘The Big Wedding’ is a worthwhile film. So go and have a look and hope you like it!

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