The Big Wedding
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With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, THE BIG WEDDING is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not the sheer predictability of the ensuing frolics that's hardest to take, or even the dismal attempts at humour ... but the sheer misery of watching actors you once respected demean themselves in such utterly worthless fodder."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Looks great, some terrific ingredients, but when you slice it up, what a disappointment."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"Some scripts can be saved by a good cast that delivers the material with as much chutzpah as possible. And then there are some that are simply unsalvageably dreadful."
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"What it desperately needed was more originality. I suppose Zackham thought that if he just got a great cast and sprinkled enough humor into it, then those would be enough to cover up all the flaws in the script. Unfortunately, he was very much mistaken."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Sinks to new levels of horrid."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Barring a few off-color jokes, though, the movie feels like a Carol Burnett sketch dragged out to feature length."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Sarandon, Keaton and De Niro mesh beautifully, fully convincing as a trio of old friends and carting in lots of characterization that would be otherwise lacking in Zackham's rote screenplay."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"Não é apenas uma má comédia; é mau Cinema."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Behold the unholy matrimony of hack-job romance and whack-job comedy. Witness the blindingly bleached marriage of house-porn and cocky Caucasian privilege. Suffer the union of former A-list stars and express-cashed paycheques."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"At least somebody does fall in the swimming pool. It's Robert De Niro. Unfortunately, he resurfaces."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"It's tired and dated with too few laughs to justify the stultifying attempts at drama and the impossible-to-swallow plot contortions."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"For all its surface amiability, The Big Wedding might be one of the more frustrating films of the year."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The goofy characters waltz through plenty of offbeat situations, but that's not enough because quirky and funny are not synonymous."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Built on chaotically disparate tones and extremely broad jokes that never hit their mark, The Big Wedding is completely devoid of laughs."
‑ Josh Slater-Williams, The Skinny
"With De Niro inexcusably using what is for many people the single most obscene swear word, this is well off target."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
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