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Wedding Belles (2007)

A darkly humorous look at the lives and loves of four modern women, each with their own remarkable, intriguing and often tragic story.

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Philip John
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rab Affleck ... Security Guard
Mabel Aitken Mabel Aitken ... Old Folks Home Nurse
Andrew Barr Andrew Barr ... Roy Roy
Leigh Biagi Leigh Biagi ... Female Guest
Tam Dean Burn Tam Dean Burn ... Middle-Aged Man
Juliet Cadzow Juliet Cadzow ... Kelly's Ma
Daniel Cameron Daniel Cameron ... Jamie
Scott Cleverdon ... Kevin
Brendan Coyle ... Father Henry
Kern Falconer Kern Falconer ... Male Guest
Michael Fassbender ... Barney
Niall Greig Fulton ... Muffy (as Niall Fulton)
Michelle Gomez ... Amanda
Clare Grogan ... Customer Hair Salon
Sean Harris ... Adrian Collins
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Leith, Edinburgh. Rhona, an ex-fashion model who's mourning the death of her fiancé, plans revenge on her fiancé's killer while falling into drug dependency. Kelly is battling with her demons and managing to upset all those around her. Shaz works in an old people's home and takes on her job very seriously -- selling black-market Viagra to the residents. Amanda is the bride-to-be and matriarch of the gang. She's a successful business woman with her own beauty salon and is due to marry Joshua, an airline pilot with a very dark secret. Written by Anonymous

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Kelly: I never got the chance to do it to you when you was alive, so this'll have to do.
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This Is Love
Written by PJ Harvey
Performed by PJ Harvey
Used by permission of Hothead Music Ltd. (PRS)/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd., under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not for the easily offended
5 July 2009 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

Before starting the review I must say that if you are offended by swearing, drug use, necrophilia, violence, references to bestiality, more swearing, a priest receiving oral sex from a woman dressed as a nun, the use of derogatory terms for people suffering from mental illness or even more swearing then this probably isn't the film for you, if however you aren't easily offended and you like your comedy fairly dark then you may love this, I know I did.

Having enjoyed "Trainspotting" when I saw adverts for a new television film written by Irvine Welsh I just had to see it and when I did see it I enjoyed it so much I had to get the DVD as soon as it was released. Unlike his earlier film this film follows the lives of four women, the men in it are distinctly secondary characters. It opens with a bang as four women dressed in bridal gowns go to a grave yard and dig up a corpse before rounding up a teenage joy-rider, a Catholic priest and a Welshman who the take to a canal-side and shoot each of them. We then go back a week and see the events that lead up to these four women wanting to kill these four men.

Amanda, played by Michelle Gomez is looking forward to marrying her fiancé, a Welsh pilot who appears to have no major vices. Kelly, played by the excellent Shirley Henderson, is helping Amanda by doing her community service punishment for her at the local mental hospital, unfortunately Kelly isn't a hairdresser like Amanda so her attempts at cutting a patient's hair go disastrously wrong. Rhona, played by Shauna Macdonald, is having problems at her job in an old people's home after supplying an elderly gentleman with Viagra and is having an affair with a Catholic priest. Finally there is Shaz, played by Kathleen McDermott, who has turned to drugs following the death of her fiancé in a crash caused by a joy-rider.

The earlier part of the film is laugh out loud funny in particular the scene at the "saints and sinners" fancy dress party where Kelly is dressed as a Nazi and Rhona beats the living daylights out of a man while dressed as a nun. The comedy is however tinged with tragedy and by the end when we learnt Kelly's story I was almost in tears. I've avoided mentioning the funniest scenes as I'd hate to spoil the "I can't believe they did that" reactions they may cause.

If you liked "Trainspotting" I'd recommend this while I don't think the writing was as sharp here it is still great film with more laughs than his earlier work. The acting from the four leading ladies is very good, I particularly liked Shirley Henderson in her role as Kelly, but then she is always good.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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