Wedding Director (Il Regista di Matrimoni)
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Wedding Director (Il Regista di Matrimoni)
Franco Elica, a dissolute movie director who slides into despair after being asked - to his horror - to make yet another version of Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed. Complicating matters is news that a looming sexual-harassment scandal is about to break. Hoping to avoid the scandal at all costs, Franco flees to Sicily where he hides out in a small village. There he meets a host of colorful characters: a man who makes his living shooting souvenir wedding films, a film director who is faking his own death to finally achieve the fame that has eluded him all his life, and the cultured… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In The Wedding Director, Sergio Castellitto, the film's star, is the perfect vessel for the director Marco Bellocchio's playful, sorrowful sensibility."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"[The] overriding deceptions and flaws give ample cause for an early annulment with discerning viewers."
‑ Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
"The Wedding Director is truly complex; but that's also its delight."
‑ Armond White, New York Press
"'Do you make art or chocolate commercials?' the prince taunts Franco. The strained art in The Wedding Director makes you hungry for the candy."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Promises much more than it delivers."
‑ Deborah Young, Variety
"Marco Bellochio's The Wedding Director is a pleasant enough trifle -- just the thing for a dreamy summer afternoon."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"The humour's less hit than miss, and a little of Castellitto's melancholia goes a very long way. Disappointing."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"All in all, the film will hold its own and become a standout for the sake that it boldly tried and succeeded."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
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