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Our Family Wedding (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 12 March 2010 (USA)
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The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding are comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay their long standing feud to rest.

Director:

Rick Famuyiwa

Writers:

Wayne Conley (story), Wayne Conley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Brad Boyd
America Ferrera ... Lucia Ramirez
Carlos Mencia ... Miguel Ramirez
Regina King ... Angela
Lance Gross ... Marcus Boyd
Diana Maria Riva ... Sonia Ramirez
Lupe Ontiveros ... Momma Cecilia
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes ... Isabella Ramirez (as Anjelah Johnson)
Charlie Murphy ... T.J.
Shannyn Sossamon ... Ashley McPhee
Tonita Castro ... Aunt Rosita
Anna Maria Horsford ... Diane Boyd
Warren Sapp ... Wendell Boyd
Shondrella Avery ... Keisha Boyd
Sterling Ardrey Sterling Ardrey ... Ardom Boyd (as Sterling D. Ardrey)
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Storyline

"Our marriage, their wedding." It's lesson number one for any newly engaged couple, and Lucia and Marcus are no exception. In Our Family Wedding, they learn the hard way that the path to saying "I do" can be rife with familial strife. When they return from college and too suddenly announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers - two highly competitive over-the-top egos - can wreak a major amount of havoc on their special day. With insults flying and tempers running high, it's anyone's guess if the alpha dads will survive to make it down the aisle in one piece. Lucia's mother is busy planning the wedding of "her" dreams and the only levelheaded one in the bunch is Angela, the groom's father's best friend and lawyer, who manages to keep her cool when the madness reaches a crescendo. With only weeks to plan their wedding, Lucia and Marcus soon discover the true meaning of love and find there is truth to the saying - that when you marry someone, you marry their ... Written by Fox Searclight Pictures

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Taglines:

To have and to hold... 'Til dads do us part.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wedding Pact See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,629,862, 5 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,246,959, 13 June 2010
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lupe Ontiveros played America Ferrera's mother in the film Real Women Have Curves (2002). In this film, she plays her grandmother. Based on their age difference (42 years), either relationship is plausible. See more »

Goofs

During the wedding ceremony, the priest is explaining the symbolism of the "lasso" but as it is being placed on the bride and groom's shoulders, his mouth is not moving. See more »

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References Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »

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Feeling Myself
Written by Francesca Richard, A.C. Burrell (as AC Burrell) and Kevin McPherson
Performed by Francci
Courtesy of The Writer House, LLC
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A really poor version of the "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" genre
18 July 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Our Family Wedding" has some good actors and two great actors, Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera, but a horrible script. A young interracial couple travel back home to tell their families they're getting married and to plan a quick wedding. Their fathers, their cultures and their families clash. This is just rehashed material and no better than a poor man's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner".

They were going for laughs, and although I did laugh-out-loud in a few scenes, most of the lines were just rude, and all of the characters, especially Whitaker's, were just being insubordinate. Every character had friction with one another and sometimes we weren't even privy to the reasons, so not only were we not laughing, we're frustrated as well.

The few laughs were not enough to overcome the frustration and many pointless scenes. Even if they were going for drama instead, there is no sense of drama just from watching characters act in horrible ways because the script tells them to. I can't really recommend "Our Family Wedding", only possibly to die-hard fans of the genre and fans of America Ferrera. This is a Ferrera we haven't seen before, mature and subdued, and she at least was nice to watch.


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