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A Wedding (1978)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 August 1978 (USA)
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The daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries the scion of a very wealthy family, but reception at the family estate is boycotted by the invited guests.

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Candice Ruteledge
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Aunt Marge Spar
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Ruby Spar
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Rosie Bean
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Russell Bean (as Timothy Thomerson)
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Shelby Munker
David Brand ...
Ruteledge Child
Christian Brand ...
Ruteledge Child (as Chris Brand)
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Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the aging priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's grandma expires in bed just as the reception starts. Could be quite an occasion. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Trivia

Final film as an actor for actor-director John Cromwell who was ninety-one years old when he played Bishop Martin in this film. Cromwell had also appeared Robert Altman's previous picture 3 Women (1977). See more »

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Why would Tracy saying she "missed the wedding" be a goof? The writer could have intended sarcasm, with Tracy knowing full-well that she wasn't invited to the wedding and taking it as a slight. See more »

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Casey: [referring to Regina] Pret-ty woman.
Florence Farmer: Boy look what a beautiful glaze she's got on her eyes.
Casey: I'd call that glassy eyed.
Florence Farmer: Hmmm.
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Funiculi Funicula
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Music by Luigi Denza
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Another Altman slice of life
5 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie does not differ from many Robert Altman's of the 1970's and 1980's. A large cast is given a situation and it plays out. In this case its the wedding of two kids but its more about several other things at the same time. Neither of the family members are very comfortable and the day is a disaster. No one shows up for the reception. It gets worse than that too.

A movie like this is as memorable as the actors and they are all very good, particularly Vittorio Gassman, Dina Merrill, Viveca Lindfors, Peggy Ann Garner and John Considine.

Stand-out scene for me was between "MOB" ("Mother of the Bride", in Geraldine Chaplin's caterers' shorthand) Nina Van Pallandt and her creepy & lecherous doctor Howard Duff. Let's just say The Beatles song "Mother's Little Helper" comes to mind right away.


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