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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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Tulip Brenner
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Snooks Brenner
Amy Stryker ...
Muffin Brenner
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Buffy Brenner
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Hughie Brenner
Gerald Busby ...
Rev. David Ruteledge
Peggy Ann Garner ...
Candice Ruteledge
Mark R. Deming ...
Matthew Ruteledge
Mary Seibel ...
Aunt Marge Spar
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Ruby Spar
Lesley Rogers ...
Rosie Bean
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Russell Bean (as Timothy Thomerson)
Marta Heflin ...
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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Un matrimonio  »

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Actresses Lauren Hutton and Nina Van Pallandt had appeared in earlier Robert Altman films, in Welcome to L.A. (1976) and The Long Goodbye (1973) respectively. See more »

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When Tracy arrives at the reception she apologizes to Toni for "missing the wedding." It was stated earlier that only family members were invited to the actual ceremony. As Dino's ex-girlfriend, Tracy wouldn't have been expected to attend. See more »

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[last lines]
Rita Billingsley: You know weddings are the happiest events I could possibly dream of and yet some how when they're over it's always so sad.
Rosie Bean: Yea, I know what you mean.
Rita Billingsley: You must have had a beautiful wedding. Did you?
Rosie Bean: Oh yea, I had a great weddin'. Umm, it wasn't anything like this. We were real poor but it was beautiful and my husband Russell looked so handsome. You know all the girls were after him, but he picked me to marry. Yea I think that was the happiest day of my life. But you're right, when ...
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You Make Me Feel So Young
(1946) (uncredited)
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung offscreen by Chris La Kome
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Hilarious
10 December 2006 | by (Suriname) – See all my reviews

It seems, I am one of the few commenters who think this movie very funny. Maybe it is, because I am not American. In my opinion A wedding is a great spoof of American culture. It is not a prerogative of the English to keep up appearances. Maybe it is just my weird sense of humour. There are few things as funny as people trying the best they can to run everything smoothly and perfectly, just because decencey commands it, and failing. Altman mercilessly shows the inevitable result: hypocrisy. This is what happens, when people deny human shortcomings. That's why I think A wedding is not typical a 70's movie, but has enduring qualities. Compared to Gosford Park it is easy to follow all the subplots. I like A wedding even better than Mash.


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