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Confetti (2006)

R | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 5 May 2006 (UK)
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A mockumentary that follows three couples as they battle it out to win the coveted title of 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'.

Director:

Debbie Isitt

Writer:

Debbie Isitt (concept)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Freeman ... Matt
Jessica Hynes ... Sam (as Jessica Stevenson)
Stephen Mangan ... Josef
Meredith MacNeill ... Isabelle
Robert Webb ... Michael
Olivia Colman ... Joanna
Vincent Franklin ... Archie
Jason Watkins ... Gregory
Felicity Montagu Felicity Montagu ... Vivien
Jimmy Carr ... Antoni
Alison Steadman ... Sam's Mum
Marc Wootton ... Snoopy
Sarah Hadland ... Jen
Ron Cook ... Sam's Dad
Julia Davis ... Counsellor
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Confetti - a mockumentary which follows three couples, competing for the title of Most Original Wedding of the Year: The Musical Wedding, The Tennis Wedding and the Naturist Wedding. Written by EssentiallyPointless

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The search for the most original wedding of the year is on ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Confetti - Heirate lieber ungewöhnlich See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£635,072 (United Kingdom), 7 May 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,560, 17 September 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$226,990, 15 October 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was acted out as an improvisation and was shot entirely in chronological order. The actors were not even given call-sheets in order to increase the film's sense of unknowing and the improvisational style. Director of photography, Dewald Aukema explains that "The film is very versatile, as there is no strict script, it is interesting that anything could happen in a particular take, and it could be used effectively in production, it's really up to the actors how they develop the scene and their characters." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Antoni: Hello, my name is Antoni Clarke, and I am a bride's best friend.
[pause; wearily]
Antoni: I'm not gay.
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References The Broadway Melody (1929) See more »

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Marriage Is for Old Folks
Written by Leon Carr and Earl Shuman
Performed by Nina Simone
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Funny but Nothing Groundbreaking
21 November 2007 | by MichaelMargetisSee all my reviews

'Confetti' is a funny and charming British mockumentary, but it sure as hell isn't on-par with mockumentaries like 'Spinal Tap' and 'Best in Show'. 'Confetti' is about a fashion bridal magazine called 'Confetti'. The two executives of the magazine (Jimmy Carr and Felicity Montagu) form a contest involving three different couples seeing who can put on the most original wedding. They choose Matt and Sam (Martin Freeman and Jessica Hynes) two tone-deaf theater enthusiasts whose theme is Broadway Musicals ; Josef and Isabelle (Stephen Mangan and Meredith MacNeill) two wannabe pro-tennis players whose theme is, no big surprise, tennis ; and Michael and Joanna (Robert Webb and Olivia Colman), two nudists whose theme is a "naturist" wedding. With the help of two flamboyantly gay wedding planners (Vincent Franklin and Jason Watkins), the three couples set on a trek to plan their weddings and perhaps win the Confetti magazine most original wedding contest.

'Confetti' is an interesting concept, but disappointing in that they could have done so much more with it. The beginning is very funny and the ending sequence is flat-out hilarious, but there are so many in-between moments in 'Confetti' that aren't very funny and drag out. The actors are all very talented and funny, especially Vincent Franklin and Jason Watkins who are constant scene-stealers as the bitchy/gay wedding planners. Some of the time, I was confused in what I was watching -- a comedy or a drama. In some instances it becomes too sentimental to be funny, which is usually not a good route to take when making a mockumentary. Satire is a very hard thing to accomplish well in a movie, and 'Confetti' hits and misses, but luckily for the viewers it hits more than it misses. Grade: B-


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