In four days, Jerry Peyser and Steve Tobias will become in-laws when their respective offspring, Melissa Peyser and Mark Tobias, get married. Married Jerry is a Chicago area podiatrist. He is risk averse to an extreme, afraid of heights including being in tall buildings and flying, even watching airline commercials. He is also extremely controlling, having organized the lavish wedding against the simple affair Melissa had envisioned. He is aggravated that he has not yet met Steve, who has missed one family function after another. Divorced Steve is a photocopy machine salesman... or so Mark says. In reality, Steve is a deep undercover CIA field agent, something that Mark knows but is unable to divulge to anyone, even Tracy and her family. His work, which has always overtaken his life, is the reason Steve has missed all these family events. Steve is unwilling to hand over reigns of his cases to his junior partner, the capable Angela Harris. Steve finally meets the Peysers, which Steve ...
The cake is going to hit the fan
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for suggestive humor, language, some drug references and action violence
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23 May 2003 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Wedding Party
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Opening Weekend USA: $9,222,334,
26 May 2003, Wide Release
Gross USA: $20,440,627, 27 July 2003
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,905,032, 7 November 2003
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
On the subject of surviving your own in-law troubles, one of the movie's stars, Albert Brooks
, offered this practical advice: "It's best to find some way to like your in-laws or at least accept them, no matter what. Now, if they live with you, that's a different story." See more
The stolen Soviet submarine could not have appeared in Lake Michigan unnoticed because it would have to pass through several locks on the St Lawrence Seaway to get there. See more
Is that a fanny pack?
It's cute, isn't it?
As the end credits start, the camera moves out over the water. After a while, we see and hear Angela Harris (Robin Tunney) waving and calling for help. See more
Kalpa Taru (Tree of Wishes)
Written by Martin Franklin and Mykl O'Dempsey
Performed by Tuu
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