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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Justin Zackham asked Carlos Bakery (of Cake Boss fame) to provide three exact replicas of the wedding cake for use during filming. One was made of Styrofoam, but the other two were real. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Alejandro: My mom is Jbuddist, which is Jewish slash Buddhist, and my father thinks that organized religion is for...
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Connections

Featured in Showreel: Where No Man Has Gone Before (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Save the Last Dance for Me
Performed by Michael Bublé
Written by Doc Pomus (uncredited) and Mort Shuman (uncredited)
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Absolutely terrible
29 April 2013 | by wukb36See all my reviews

For full disclosure, I don't like these kind of movies. I only watch them when my wife asks me too. While I don't like these kinds of movies, there have been movies like this that while I did not enjoy, I could see why it was a good movie, be it in the script, acting, story, etc., so I am not totally biased.

That being said, this movie sucked. Yes, most movies are fiction, but there has to be some sort of believability with the plot and interactions among the characters. This had none of that. It was a bad script along with unfunny sex jokes. I know I know, I must be a prude because I didn't find the sex jokes funny right? Ehh wrong. People like to say: "you are prude/offended if you didn't find the sex/racist jokes funny." I read it all the time. The bottom line is that they just weren't funny. It had nothing to do with the subject matter, it was just lack of thought and effort.


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