A Wedding
A Wedding (1978)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 29, 1978
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Steve Crum

Very good Altman ensemble piece, fun to watch.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A Wedding depicts the strange way that this ritual has been taken away from families and put into the hands of professionals.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

bizarre and messy but fascinating

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Watchable enough, but considerably less than the sum of its parts.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of Altman's most accomplished and quirky films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Steven Carrier
Robert Altman's "A Wedding" is a terrifically witty film. Like most of Altman's ensemble pieces, "A Wedding" is brimming with… More
Grifty G
I'm not sure why this film doesn't get mentioned much when Altman is discussed. Maybe I had lower expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised at how… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"A Wedding" is a typical Robert Altman hodgepodge that is centered around the day of the nouveau riche wedding of Dino… More
Brian R
I don't think this is one of Altman's best films. It's good but no where as good as his other works (MASH, McCabe & Mrs Miller, The Long… More