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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

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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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bröllopsklockor See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

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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Soundtracks

This Is Love
Written by PJ Harvey (as PJ Harvey)
Performed by PJ Harvey (as 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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British TV worthy of HBO
5 April 2007 | by katskitchinSee all my reviews

Funny, sad, sexy and scathing. Quite simply an amazing achievement. After being subjected to second rate pedestrian period drama's and lacklustre so called "contemporary" drivel from British TV over the last few years, "Wedding Belles" shot out of the left field and gave me hope in the future of UK broadcasting.

Besides the beautiful photography, the rip roaring soundtrack, the "not an ounce of fat" editing and of course the fantastic chemistry of the cast, here was a script that nailed its mission statement on the mast from the get-go. It went where asbestos booted angels fear to tread.

The whole film felt and looked "authored", something we very rarely - if ever- see from UK productions nowadays. Dean Cavanagh and Irvine Welsh were obviously left to really take their imaginations into overdrive. What we ended up with was "hyper reality" but reality all the same. For all the shocking scenes they never once took us so far away from a veracity.

Being an exiled American I did have a problem understanding the accents and watched with subtitles. This didn't detract from the sheer joy it, in fact, imagining the subtitlers translating it just added to the humour for me.

I watch most of my TV on boxsets and I'd love to see a season of "Wedding Belles". It made me want to visit Edinburgh week in week out and catch up with these larger than life characters.

Truly an outstanding piece of TV worthy of awards.


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