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A small film with a big heart, SECOND HAND WEDDING is a bittersweet dramatic comedy set in the present, in a time when trademe and e-bay threaten the primeval urge for a firsthand crack at ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Vivien Bell ...
Gracie Clarefield
Jimmy Best ...
Sign Stealer
Charlie Bleakley ...
Martin Fisk
Geraldine Brophy ...
Jill Rose
Tina Cook ...
Peter Doile ...
Megan Edwards ...
Holly Ewens ...
Irene Flanagan ...
Rachel Forman ...
Young Jill
Sophie Hambleton ...
Kate Harcourt ...
Tanea Heke ...


A small film with a big heart, SECOND HAND WEDDING is a bittersweet dramatic comedy set in the present, in a time when trademe and e-bay threaten the primeval urge for a firsthand crack at the second-hand. Jill keeps the dream alive until she is forced to confront the habits of a lifetime and concede that no bargain is worth her daughter's happiness. Father of the bride, Brian, quips that Cheryl's upcoming wedding will be the first time anyone in the Rose family has given something away - and that's the crux of it. Written by Anonymous

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It's the only time the Rose family has ever given something away


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Great Kiwi Film - A Better Big Fat Greek Wedding
19 July 2008 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Went to the premiere of this film in Wellington, while I was in NZ doing post production of a new film. Wasn't sure what to expect but was delighted that it was a completely entertaining, well crafted, thoroughly enjoyable film. Romantic comedies are a lost art these days and director Paul Murphy, in his first film to helm, has the gift. I think we'll see great things from him.

I was a bit worried I wouldn't "get" the film, being a Yank, but was happily surprised to see that even though there were a handful of moments that the audience erupted in laughter and I hadn't a clue, it didn't affect my experience at all. I think the film should definitely have an international life. It could do very nicely in the States in a limited, art house release, and then a long, healthy, successful run on cable and DVD.

If you get a chance to see this film, grab it. Charming movie that sneaks up on you and might even elicit a tear or two between laughs. Don't miss it.

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