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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Three weddings. One happy couple. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 USA:

$20,560, 17 September 2006

Gross USA:

$228,498

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,903,131
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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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Connections

Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2006) See more »

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Living Doll
Written by Lionel Bart
Performed by Jimmy Jermain
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The cream of British comedy do it again!
26 April 2006 | by SmileyPiesSee all my reviews

I saw this movie this evening at a preview screening in Southampton knowing only 3 things: It was about weddings, all the scripts were improvised, and it contained one of my most hated people: Jimmy Carr. Fortunately though, I was pleasantly surprised. The film contained the cream of the British comedy crop - actors from Spaced, The Office, Peep Show, Green Wing etc etc, and was suitably hilarious. It follows three couples who are chosen to compete for the title of 'most original wedding' for Confetti magazine. The winner gets a half million pound house. Jessica Stevenson and Martin Freeman make for the nicest and most realistic couple in the film, and their wedding contains the most colourful characters.. notably Jessica's character Sam's sister, a dancer who tries to take over the wedding's choreography (their theme is old MGM musicals) to the couple's obvious annoyance. It was odd seeing the pairing of peep show's Jez and Sophie in the film, and i didn't know if i'd be able to shrug off the feeling that Mark would be getting jealous...the feeling passed. These two were brilliant playing the couple who had chosen a naturist wedding. The Green Wing's Stephen Mangan and Man Stroke Woman's Meredith MacNeill were also hilarious as the couple having a tennis themed wedding - along with a host of marital issues. The show-stealers in the film though had to be the wedding planners. Both gave mesmerising performances and were utterly fabulous. The film's dialogue was apparently improvised, and it shows in the realistic reactions of the characters, particularly these two. They alone were worth going to see the film for. Even if the rest had been terrible. Which it wasn't.

And finally...the true test of the film's greatness... I actually didn't hate Jimmy Carr in it. Wonderful. And also some kind of miracle...

The film's not out yet but i recommend anyone who gets the wonderful quirky British comedies of the last few years to seriously give this one a go when it's released. It's worth it.


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