Second Hand Wedding
Second Hand Wedding (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 7, 2008
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A sweet film that toys with relationships, passions and bargains, Second Hand Wedding embraces the notion that there is more than a bargain to be found at garage sales.

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Never anything but clichéd, this film tugs at all the emotional levers but struggles to elicit a single tear or giggle.

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Directed by Paul Murphy from a script by Nick Ward and Linda Niccol, this is possibly the daggiest film of the year.

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Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald

Second Hand Wedding delivers a days-of-yore quirky comedy from across the Tasman that dares to be simply fun and entertaining.

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Andreas Heinemann

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

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

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.

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Evan Williams
The Australian

I was never bored by Second-Hand Wedding, but nor was I much engaged.

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Peter Galvin

Beneath all that affection is a lot of cool calculation.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

I don't think it's a masterpiece but I think it's got heart.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Juli Ryan
Here's a piece of Kiwiana, full of self-deprecating humour. And it was shot on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, right up the road from where I live. A film… More