Second Hand Wedding
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As a young schoolteacher and her fiancée prepare for their upcoming wedding, the future bride begins to suspect that her bargain-hunting mother may transform her wedding day into a giant garage sale. Jill and Brian Rose have been happily married for decades. When their daughter Cheryl announces that she has gotten engaged to her longtime boyfriend Stew, the proud parents anticipate a lifetime of happiness for their little girl. But weddings have a tendency to complicate even the most stable relationships, and when Cheryl's mother's bargain hunting becomes a bone of contention between… More
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© Metropolis Films
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Second Hand Wedding delivers a days-of-yore quirky comedy from across the Tasman that dares to be simply fun and entertaining."
‑ Giles Hardie, Sydney Morning Herald
"You can see where you're supposed to laugh and cry, but most of the time the techniques employed to achieve this err too far on the side of subtlety. Because of this, Second Hand Wedding doesn't linger long in the memory after the credits have rolled"
‑ Andreas Heinemann,
"Second Hand Wedding is a singular underachievement. Some NZ newspapers have compared the film to The Castle for its down-home modesty and charm. It has much to be modest about."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"This tragic effort at a homegrown comedy delivers second hand laughs."
‑ Ben McEachen, Empire Magazine Australasia
"I was never bored by Second-Hand Wedding, but nor was I much engaged."
‑ Evan Williams, The Australian
"Beneath all that affection is a lot of cool calculation."
‑ Peter Galvin,
"I don't think it's a masterpiece but I think it's got heart."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Second Hand Wedding is not brilliant, but its enjoyable moments outweigh its drowsier segments. It takes you to the feel-good place that it was shooting for."
‑ Annette Basile, FILMINK (Australia)
"Never anything but clichéd, this film tugs at all the emotional levers but struggles to elicit a single tear or giggle."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Directed by Paul Murphy from a script by Nick Ward and Linda Niccol, this is possibly the daggiest film of the year."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
"Some of the characters around these four are ill-conceived and over-played, but somehow because the core of the film is so believable and so nice you forgive a few excesses here and there."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
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