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The Wedding Tackle (2000)

The sexual rivalries between a group of friends cause comic chaos during a stag night celebration.

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Hal, an over sexed photographer, has a problem. He is due to marry Vinni in one weeks time and he's got cold feet. In fact, he's got frostbite. His friend, Little Ted, a scheming, sexually frustrated cartoonist is obsessed with Vinni, even though he dumped her when they went out together. Both Little Ted and Hal have their own plans to disrupt the imminent wedding and they separately call upon Mr.Mac, a world weary swimming coach, to help them out. On Hal's all day stag night, Little Ted sets in motion a disastrous chain of events when he persuades Mr.Mac to convince Petula, (his ex-girlfriend) to seduce Hal in a pub lavatory so that he can record it on Polaroid. Hal, in the meantime, wants Mr.Mac to seduce Vinni so that he can catch them in flagrante, giving him the excuse to call off the wedding. Meanwhile, Vinni has decided that she has no intention of marrying Hal and gate-crashes the pub crawl in order to finally have things out with him. In this Machiavellian comedy of errors, ... Written by Nigel Horne <vikingfilms@mcmail.com>

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To Stop a Marriage made in Heaven....a stag night made in Hell!

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Hal: My grandfather used to say if you aren't in bed by 11:00, then just go home.
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Puppet on a String
Performed by Sandie Shaw
Used with permission of Shavian Enterprises Ltd.
Written by Bill Martin, Phil Coulter
Published by Peter Maurice Music Co. Ltd
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Staggering
15 August 2000 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

This has been called one of the worst British comedies ever but the key to getting something out of it is to not think of it as a comedy at all. That way the one or two smiles in the movie come as a pleasant surprise.

The cast is excellent and the dialogue is OK but that isn't nearly enough to compensate for the inconsistent characters and poor plotting.

There is a line in the movie which says "you can't just change your mind just like that". It is said by a character who has a major change of mind for no possible reason, either explicit or implied. That is typical of the characterisation.

There is a plot device - the diary - which sets lots of things in motion. This isn't particularly convincingly set up but I went along with it. However, who was supposed to have written it and why? That is typical of the plotting.

I don't feel as ripped-off as I have done by other films but British films have simply got to stop rushing into production when the script isn't ready.


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