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The Big Wedding (2013)

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A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

Director:

Justin Zackham

Writers:

Justin Zackham (screenplay), Jean-Stéphane Bron (motion picture "Mon frère se marie") | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Don
Katherine Heigl ... Lyla
Diane Keaton ... Ellie
Amanda Seyfried ... Missy
Topher Grace ... Jared
Susan Sarandon ... Bebe
Robin Williams ... Father Moinighan
Ben Barnes ... Alejandro
Christine Ebersole ... Muffin
David Rasche ... Barry
Patricia Rae ... Madonna
Ana Ayora ... Nuria
Kyle Bornheimer ... Andrew
Megan Ketch ... Jane
Christa Campbell ... Kim
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Storyline

Don and Ellie were once married and have two children, Lyla and Jared. They adopt a boy from Colombia, Alejandro. Eventually they would divorce, Ellie would move away and Don would hook up with Bebe, Ellie's best friend. When Alejandro is about to get married, he informs Don and Ellie that he never told his natural mother who is so traditional that they got divorced. And she is coming for the wedding so he asks them if they can pretend to still be married. Don and Ellie reluctantly agree to it and Bebe moves out who is also upset that Don doesn't want to commit. Lyla who is married is going through a rough patch in her marriage. And Jared who hasn't had much luck with women finds himself attracted to Alejandro's extremely sensual sister, Nuria. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's never too late to start acting like a family.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Chinese | Latin

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

Stamford, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,591,663, 28 April 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,784,432, 30 June 2013
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams. See more »

Goofs

When Lila faints, the crash mat is reflected in the window. See more »

Quotes

Jared: I can't believe I'm being cock blocked by my own mother.
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Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.63 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Wonderful Life
Music by Nathan Barr and Lisbeth Scott
Lyrics by Lisbeth Scott
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A bore despite the stellar cast
2 August 2013 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about the eventful wedding of a young man, when his devout Catholic biological mother turns up for the wedding.

"The Big Wedding" sounds interesting, and might even have the potential to be another "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". With the super stellar cast, I thought it could not go wrong. But it did. The characters are so poorly developed, that they appear so empty. Each of them occupy only a small amount of screen time to make viewers care about them. they are just empty vessels for hollow and unfunny jokes, and each time the jokes fall flat. The wedding may be eventful, but not theatrical or entertaining. It it's such a pity that it turned out to be a bore despite the super cast.


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