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Our Family Wedding (2010)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  12 March 2010 (USA)
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The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding are comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay their long standing feud to rest.

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"Our marriage, their wedding." It's lesson number one for any newly engaged couple, and Lucia and Marcus are no exception. In Our Family Wedding, they learn the hard way that the path to saying "I do" can be rife with familial strife. When they return from college and too suddenly announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers - two highly competitive over-the-top egos - can wreak a major amount of havoc on their special day. With insults flying and tempers running high, it's anyone's guess if the alpha dads will survive to make it down the aisle in one piece. Lucia's mother is busy planning the wedding of "her" dreams and the only levelheaded one in the bunch is Angela, the groom's father's best friend and lawyer, who manages to keep her cool when the madness reaches a crescendo. With only weeks to plan their wedding, Lucia and Marcus soon discover the true meaning of love and find there is truth to the saying - that when you marry someone, you marry their ... Written by Fox Searclight Pictures

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To have and to hold... 'Til dads do us part.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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12 March 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£96,385 (UK) (18 June 2010)

Gross:

£96,385 (UK) (18 June 2010)
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Trivia

Lupe Ontiveros played America Ferrera's mother in the film "Real Women Have Curves" (2002). In this film, she plays her grandmother. See more »

Goofs

During the wedding ceremony, the priest is explaining the symbolism of the "lasso" but as it is being placed on the bride and groom's shoulders, his mouth is not moving. See more »


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No Me Quieras Tanto
Written by Rafael Hernández (as Rafael Hernandez)
Performed by The Bolero All Stars
Courtesy of Peer Music
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Will love conquer all when a young couple from different backgrounds decide to marry?
11 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all,this was hardly the "worst film of the year" as one reviewer on this site wrote. THAT film was called "All About Steve." This one was in some ways a standard rom-com and yes,there were similarities to other films from "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" to "Meet the Fockers." But I find that all rom-coms have elements in common,so what's the big deal? The big deal is that this film involves a mixed race couple where neither one is white,in fact the girl is Mexican-American and the boy is African-American,both college educated and from families that are not poor. In fact the prospective groom's father has quite a bit of money,and the bride to be comes from a family that ,if not rich,is at least solidly middle class. I see why the critics,both professional and non,didn't "get it." None of the main characters is involved in gangs,drugs, or lives in the ghetto or the barrio. There are no men dressed in drag pretending to be grandmothers either . And there are no main characters that are white. No "best friend" no work buddy,no obnoxious boss. The plot involves people of color having to bridge a cultural divide. Are there clichéd moments? Sure. Were the fathers sometimes over the top in their dealings with one another? You betcha! Have we seen this in other films that didn't get nearly the lashing this one did? Certainly. I enjoyed this film because ,in spite of the normal conventions of its genre,it showed people of color as normal families dealing with a situation they may not like,but having to find a way to come together for the ones they love.


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