Wedding Director (Il Regista di Matrimoni)
Wedding Director (Il Regista di Matrimoni) (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 4, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
A.O. Scott
New York Times

In The Wedding Director, Sergio Castellitto, the film's star, is the perfect vessel for the director Marco Bellocchio's playful, sorrowful sensibility.

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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

[The] overriding deceptions and flaws give ample cause for an early annulment with discerning viewers.

Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

All in all, the film will hold its own and become a standout for the sake that it boldly tried and succeeded.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

'Do you make art or chocolate commercials?' the prince taunts Franco. The strained art in The Wedding Director makes you hungry for the candy.

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Deborah Young

Promises much more than it delivers.

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Armond White
New York Press

The Wedding Director is truly complex; but that's also its delight.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The humour's less hit than miss, and a little of Castellitto's melancholia goes a very long way. Disappointing.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

Unfortunately, The Wedding Director itself is a major comedown from Bellocchio's miraculous classic movies (Fist in His Pocket, The Eyes, the Mouth, etc.).

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Marco Bellochio's The Wedding Director is a pleasant enough trifle -- just the thing for a dreamy summer afternoon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Even if the incomprehensible last half-hour is a miss, this is a well-directed and sharp comedy with a great performance by Castellitto - and the scenes… More