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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Muffin Brenner
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Rev. David Ruteledge
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Candice Ruteledge
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Aunt Marge Spar
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Shelby Munker
David Brand ...
Ruteledge Child
Christian 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 día de boda  »

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Robert Altman films are known for multiple plots, overlapping dialogue, black comedy and ensemble casts. In relation to the latter, there are 48 featured characters in this movie. 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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Dr. Jules Meecham: What the hell is that?
Reverend David Ruteledge: That's a glass of milk.
Dr. Jules Meecham: You're kidding?
Reverend David Ruteledge: Dr. Meecham as a physician you should know the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Jules Meecham: You mean you don't drink?
Reverend David Ruteledge: No.
Dr. Jules Meecham: In other words, when you get up in the morning that's as good as you're gonna feel all day.
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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The Second Time Around
(1960) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Chris La Kome
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Hardly a fiasco
11 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is actually one of Altman's most underrated films from his late seventies period. I have been catching it a lot on the Romance channel (of all places) recently .It is set during a wedding and the two families who comprise the story. Good ensemble acting as we would expect from an Altman film, especially Paul Dooley, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett and Lilian Gish. While not in the same vein as say Nashville, it is definitively worth watching, especially for Altman aficionados.


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