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Betsy's Wedding (1990)

Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island ... See full summary »

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Eddie Hopper
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Mr. Hopper - Eddie's Father
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Lola Hopper
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Stevie Dee
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Gloria Henner
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Oscar Henner
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Harry Lovell
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Nate Tobias
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Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by Jake's rich WASP parents that he blows the ceremony up into a bank-breaking showpiece, sending his wife, Lola, into a financial panic. Pressure from Betsy's extended family to include their joint Jewish and Italian-Catholic heritage in the ceremony doesn't do much to assuage the title character's worries, nor does the lovelorn bitterness of her older sister, Connie, who's single, her parents assume, because she has the audacity to pursue the unfeminine profession of police officer. With all of his funds tied up into the money pit of a house he's building, Betsy's dad has to turn to his crooked brother-in-law, Oscar, for financial assistance, and soon a soft-spoken but menacing young mobster named Stevie Dee is supervising Eddie's construction project and ... Written by Anonymous

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The wedding picture doesn't always tell the whole story.

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22 June 1990 (USA)  »

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Three Daughters  »

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$19,740,070 (USA)
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The last movie Alda directed. In a 2016 interview with podcaster Marc Maron, Alda indicated he didn't enjoy directing Betsy's Wedding, adding, "I didn't have fun." When Maron asked why, Alda declined to elaborate, saying "Never mind." See more »

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Gloria Henner: [romantically] Oh, Oscar... go fuck yourself!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) See more »

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Just Give It Time
Written by Dan Marfisi
Performed by Jaime Segel
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Average comedy that had both good and bad moments.
8 December 2004 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

Oh I remember this movie-A friend and I had been talking about comedies , reminiscing really and she reminded me about this one. I'm sort of weird with comedies-meaning I don't always like what the masses like-I seem to remember liking this(somewhat) but being all grown up now I doubt my reaction were I to view it would be as fond now.

There are many movies that stay timeless and never get old. In the case of Betsy's wedding once you see it, it does leave you with a certain sweetness afterwards. The movie had some sweet things to say although they've been done before. The ending, though, was REALLY cute. This is not a movie that I would say,(as many reviewers on here do)is awful. Rather I would call it a somewhat cute comedy that gets you through a rainy night.


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