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The Big Wedding (2013)

R  |   |  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 adopt a boy from Colombia, Alejandro. Eventually they would divorce, Ellie would move away and Don would hook 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 doesn't want to commit. Lyla who is married is going through a rough patch in her marriage. And Hared who hasn't had much luck with women finds himself attracted to Alejandro's extremely sensual sister, Huria. Written by

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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA)  »

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Gently Down the Stream  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$21,784,432 (USA) (28 June 2013)

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This is the first film to introduce Lionsgate's newly redesigned opening logo. See more »


When Lila faints, the crash mat is reflected in the window. See more »


Alejandro: My mom is Jbuddist, which is Jewish slash Buddhist, and my father thinks that organized religion is for...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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Written by Nathan Barr and Lisbeth Scott
Lyrics by Lisbeth Scott
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Awkward with a capital A
30 April 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Over all the movie was a bit of a disappointment even though I've been looking forward to seeing it for quite some time (Not for the big A- list case either), Rather I was looking forward to seeing the Talents of Ben Barnes back on the big screen. I wasn't disappointed in that regard. His portrayal of Alejandro was brilliant, his American accent was exact and his Spanish was impressive as well. I thought Al and Missy were adorable, but the movie itself had way too much going on. Just when you thought the story line couldn't get any crazier something stupider happened and by the end it was hard to keep everything that was going on straight. It had endearing and sweet family moments that were really it's only saving grace. If you had cut out half the random story lines and the random awkward sexual parts that...for the record did not add to the plot line, it would have been a great movie but as usual a potentially good film is ruined with crude comedy. That being said some of the story lines that had been supplemented by crude comedy were amusing story lines but were sort of ruined.

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