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Second Hand Wedding (2008)

A small film with a big heart, SECOND HAND WEDDING is a bittersweet dramatic comedy set in the present, in a time when trademe and e-bay threaten the primeval urge for a firsthand crack at ... See full summary »

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Paul Murphy

Writers:

Linda Niccol (screenplay), Nick Ward (idea and original script)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vivien Bell Vivien Bell ... Gracie Clarefield
Jimmy Best Jimmy Best ... Pedestrian
Nick Blake Nick Blake ... Sign Stealer
Charlie Bleakley ... Martin Fisk
Geraldine Brophy ... Jill Rose
Jed Brophy ... Waz
Tina Cook Tina Cook ... Sugarpuff
Peter Doile Peter Doile ... Baker
Megan Edwards Megan Edwards ... Celebrant
Holly Ewens Holly Ewens ... Florist
Irene Flanagan Irene Flanagan ... Gail
Rachel Forman Rachel Forman ... Young Jill
Sophie Hambleton Sophie Hambleton ... Jane
Kate Harcourt ... Margie
Tanea Heke Tanea Heke ... Rhonda
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A small film with a big heart, SECOND HAND WEDDING is a bittersweet dramatic comedy set in the present, in a time when trademe and e-bay threaten the primeval urge for a firsthand crack at the second-hand. Jill keeps the dream alive until she is forced to confront the habits of a lifetime and concede that no bargain is worth her daughter's happiness. Father of the bride, Brian, quips that Cheryl's upcoming wedding will be the first time anyone in the Rose family has given something away - and that's the crux of it. Written by Anonymous

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It's the only time the Rose family has ever given something away

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 2008 (New Zealand) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,331,002
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Emotional Tank Charger!
30 May 2008 | by nzcrawfordsSee all my reviews

Second Hand Wedding is the kind of film that could make a 40-something, 6', 120kg rugby fan sniffle & wipe away more than one spontaneous affliction of "eye leakage" (NOT crying). Not me you understand, just a figure of speech... In the genre of 4 Weddings, Nottinghill, Love Actually, SHW is a roller-coaster happy/sad/happy ride which had me smiling inanely all the way home - in fact I'm smiling again as I type this review! Great locations (Raumati/Paraparaumu never looked so enticing), great casting (Geraldine Brophy as the Mum is the one you want to adopt and take home !) and the total package does not disappoint in any way. All up a total and absolute emotional tank filler. It'll make you feel good about life. It'll make you smile at strangers on the way home. It'll make you want to get up early the next morning to take your wife a cup of tea in bed. It'll make you want to write a review for it even though your less eloquent than you want to be and have never written a review before. Got it? Its that good.


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