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My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception (1999)

The bride's ex-boyfriend is a member of the band, a collection of musical misfits, at an Italian-Jewish wedding.

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Lisa Weinstein - The Bride
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Father O'Rdeal
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Sybil Radzinsky
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Sylvia Wienstein
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Max Tune - Band Keyboardist
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Diane Dare
Vinny DeToma ...
Vic DeMann
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Bobby Benigni - The Groom
Vinny Vella ...
Godfather Carmine
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Paprika
Joseph La Rocca ...
Anthony Toscano (as Joe LaRocca)
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Anthony Capelli
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Irving Wienstein (as Les Shenkel)
Justin Kennedy ...
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Gino Benigni
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The bride's ex-boyfriend is a member of the band, a collection of musical misfits, at an Italian-Jewish wedding.

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9 January 1999 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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The cast of the movie includes U.S. representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont, America's only independent congressman; also members of the band Phish, like Jon Fishman, who plays Ginger the "transvestite" drummer. See more »

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La Cahuenga
Written by Martin Guigui
Performed by The Hebber Stebber Orchestra
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Many laugh out loud moments.
23 July 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"My Ex-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception" is a very, very funny film with many "laugh out loud" moments. It has a "slice of life" aspect in the way it was shot. Fellini-esque at moments, it follows the love triangle between the Bride, Groom, Maid of Honor and the leader of the band, who is the ex-boyfriend of the bride. The entire picture takes place at one reception and gives you a peak into the lives of the Jewish-Italian families and their guests. You get a feeling you know all these people or have bumped into them before. Great inside humor for musicians and those who ever worked in the "wedding business." I particularly thought the character of "Vic", the single guy at the bar, who tries to pick up every girl he meets was hilarious. Deborah Gibson does a good job and is scarily convincing as a Jewish American Princess in her big screen debut. You'll love the sense of humor in this little film regardless of your heritage. It's too bad it hasn't gotten a wider release, as it certainly deserves it. I'd see it, before you get married.


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