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The Big Wedding (2013)

 -  Comedy  -  26 April 2013 (USA)
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A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

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Don and Ellie were once married and have two children, Lyla and Jared. They adopted a boy from Colombia, Alejandro. Eventually they divorce, Ellie moves away and Don hooks up with Bebe, Ellie's best friend. When Alejandro is about to get married, he informs Don And Ellie that he never told his natural mother who is so traditional that they got divorced. And she is coming for the wedding so he asks them if they can pretend to still be married. Don and Ellie reluctantly agree to it and Bebe moves out who is also upset that Don for some reason doesn't want to commit. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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It's never too late to start acting like a family.

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Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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26 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Gently Down the Stream  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,591,663 (USA) (26 April 2013)

Gross:

$21,784,432 (USA) (28 June 2013)
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Funny and Charming Film
25 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When long divorced couple Don (Robert De Niro) and Ellie (Diane Keaton) get together for their adopted son Alejandro's (Ben Barnes) wedding to Missy (Amanda Seyfried), they think it will be a piece of cake. Even Don's current girlfriend Bebe (Susan Sarandon), and Don and Ellie's birth children Lyla (Katherine Heigl) and Jared (Topher Grace) think nothing of it. But when news comes about that Alejandro's incredibly Catholic birth mother is coming to the wedding arises, Alejandro has just one request of his parents...pretend to be married.

When going into the film, I really wasn't expecting much other than a cheesy rom-com with an all star cast. What I ended up getting was a hilarious, but sometimes sincere film that I really ended up enjoying. The all star cast does a solid job and their comic timing is delivered perfectly. Even the interaction between the actors makes them a believable dysfunctional family. The film also contains many hilarious twists and turns, and quite truthfully has very little cheesy rom-com elements.

The Big Wedding has elements of The Family Stone and The Royal Tenenbaums with a wedding thrown in, all adding up to a very funny and charming film I really recommend.


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