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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.



(screenplay), (motion picture "Mon frère se marie") | 1 more credit »
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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 Jared who hasn't had much luck with women finds himself attracted to Alejandro's extremely sensual sister, Nuria. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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)  »

Also Known As:

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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Justin Zackham asked Carlos Bakery (of Cake Boss fame) to provide 3 exact replicas of the wedding cake for use during filming. One was made of Styrofoam, but the other two were real. See more »


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


Jared: I can't believe I'm being cock blocked by my own mother.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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What a waste of actors' and viewers' time!
29 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

My wife suggested we go see this movie, after all, you have to work really hard to spoil something with De Niro, Keaton and Robin Williams in it, right?

Well, apparently not. Just throw together a completely meaningless plot, fill it with a couple awkward sexual scenes, remove any hint of real feeling or nuance, and then fill what's left with numerous clichés that are worthy of a B porno flick - and you will get some idea of what "The Big Wedding" is like.

It's another one in the long and sadly ever-growing line of Hollywood fiascoes, built on the premise that it's enough to throw together a bunch of star actors to get a blockbuster. It's not. The feeling you get is that the film's budget was spent on securing the big hitters, and then a couple of hundred bucks that were left were given to some sex-obsessed teenager in high school, to write the plot.

As a result, this movie which claims to be a comedy, is a farce, a farce of what a comedy should be. After watching for a little over an hour, I left without finishing it. It was super boring, predictable and entirely unimpressive. Don't waste your time watching this grotesque concoction of nothing.

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