A Wedding
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Robert Altman's over-frenetic satire on American marriage rituals and hypocrisy concerns the upper-crust marriage between Dino Corelli (Desi Arnaz Jr.) and Muffin Brenner (Amy Stryker). As the film begins, a senile bishop forgets the lines to the wedding ceremony and Nettie Sloan (the groom's grandmother) drops dead in an upstairs bedroom. Nettie's death is not disclosed to the two families who converge at the wedding reception. As the two sets of in-laws slam into each other, the bride and groom disappear in the ensuing whirlwind of chaos as both extended families vie for sexual… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is the sort of material that easily lends itself to farce, and, when it does, Altman cheerfully follows. But he leads in other directions, as well."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Very good Altman ensemble piece, fun to watch."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A Wedding depicts the strange way that this ritual has been taken away from families and put into the hands of professionals."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The staging of the action is as exhilarating as ever, and there are glorious moments in the twisted, kaleidoscopic narrative; finally, however, the effect seems curiously contrived and complacent."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"bizarre and messy but fascinating"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Watchable enough, but considerably less than the sum of its parts."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"One of Altman's most accomplished and quirky films."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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