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Confetti - a mockumentary which follows three couples, competing for the title of Most Original Wedding of the Year: The Musical Wedding, The Tennis Wedding and the Naturist Wedding. Written by
A wedding is difficult enough without competing with two other couples to win the "wedding of the year" competition for a bridal magazine. The three short-listed couples are assigned a pair of wedding planners who help them develop a distinctive theme for their nuptials. One couple choose a tennis theme, another a Busby Berkley muscial theme and the other couple choose to be true to themselves and choose "naturism".
The film sees the development of the wedding plans over several weeks, and culminates in the big day itself when all three marriages are celebrated there and then at a classic awards ceremony complete with celebrity guests quaffing champagne at round tables while a panel of judges decide who wins the prize - a dream house.
The film has so many well-known faces from British comedy it is hard to know who to mention first. Jimmy Carr does a marvellous job as the organiser of the competition, and Steven Mangan portrays a typically aggressive and touchy competitor. Martin Freeman provides an able depiction foil to Alison's Steadman's over-defensive mother-in-law to be. My favourite couple were Robert Webb and Olivia Colman who bravely have to perform much of the film naked. Webb's character is an unabashed militant naturist who tends to rip off his clothes wherever the fancy takes him, but his fiancée is more modest and seems to view the approaching wedding with a sense of dread.
This film was totally enjoyable from start to end and in my view deserves a high score - not for its intellectual challenge but for its good humour and great acting from its cast who all have a track record for producing hilarious comedy.
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