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The Wedding Video (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  27 May 2003 (USA)
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You're invited to the wackiest wedding since Robert Altman last threw the rice, where no one is polite and everyone "acts" real. What is truth, and what is fiction? How does one discern ... See full summary »

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Heather B. ...
Heather B.
Lindsay Brien ...
Lindsay
Sean Duffy ...
Sean
Rachel Campos-Duffy ...
Rachel (as Rachel Campos Duffy)
Norman Korpi ...
Norman
Mike Lambert ...
Mike
Cory Murphy ...
Cory
Julie Oliver ...
Julie
Lars Schlichting ...
D.J. Lars
Syrus Yarbrough ...
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Sky
Coral Smith ...
Coral (as Coral Jean Smith)
Clint Cowen ...
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Pamela Blackwell ...
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You're invited to the wackiest wedding since Robert Altman last threw the rice, where no one is polite and everyone "acts" real. What is truth, and what is fiction? How does one discern reality from pretense? These are serious questions, but if you're looking for answers à la Japanese abstraction, German expressionism or Swedish nihilism, keep looking, because The Wedding Video has the answer, "REAL WORLD" style. In the first film to come out of the MTV phenomenon, Norman Korpi (the gay guy from "Real World-New York") and creative partner Clint Cowen have made a deliciously wicked satire that skewers all the clichés and conventions of the reality show. Norm plays "Norm" who hires "Clint" to film his gay wedding. He invites his best friends - all popular "Real World" alums - and has Clint tape them as they arrive for the bachelor party and ceremony. The cast members have great fun parodying the on-air personas that MTV created for them through its editing: San Francisco's Rachel is now... Written by Andrew Preis

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This Weddings A Hoot!
23 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

A lot has happened in the world of television since the first season of MTV's Real World back in 1992! We now have bachelors, jackasses, survivors, amazing racers, and just about anything you can think of in this world of so- called `reality' TV. Norm Korpi along with his buddy Clint Cowen have produced `The Wedding Video' which spoofs this whole genre and reunites his cast members from the good ol' days of the `Real World'.

The basic premise is that Norm is about to be married to Sky (Brien Perry- a real life straight porn star I might add) whom a few of his friends think is a woman and that Norm is straight. Surprise, surprise! Anyhow, Norm's taken the $10,000 his mom has given him, she refuses to attend or accept such a thing, and has hired an amateur videographer (Clint Cowen) to film the event up to the big day. It's a bit slow in the beginning as guests are filmed in their respective hometowns and is a bit chatty, and it isn't until they all arrive in L.A. that things begin to pick up. The `Real World' cast is reunited, for those of you who forgot, Julie Oliver, Heather B., Rachel Campos, Syrus Yarbrough, and so forth. Fans of the show will surely get a kick out of it, but if you've never seen any of them before, the one who steals the show is Heather B. Funny and with an attitude she comes across as the most natural and `real' of the bunch. But what is real and what is not? With plenty of backstabbing, bickering and mayhem, it's all caught on tape for us to see, even when the cameraman tells certain guests he's not filming. He's so sneaky! Capturing everything from the girls fighting, a wild bachelor party, a secret from Sky's past and just about everything in between it's one bumpy ride. Meanwhile, poor ol' Norm is totally oblivious to anything and everything that is going on around him. Not all of it works, the German dj, the homophobic wedding planners, and the girl who may or not be with Sky, but for the most part it's a good goof. But what really makes the film is the final few minutes where we actually see the `wedding video' and what Norm really thinks of the whole reality scene and what is really captured. The ending makes it work and I'm glad I attended this skewered wedding! Only true `reality freaks' and fans of the `Real World' will probably get a kick out of it otherwise you `non believers' may be bored and not get the `joke'.

The DVD also includes interviews with the cast, an enlightening commentary from Norm and Clint, and a handful of outtakes.


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