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The Big Wedding


To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future - and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process.

Actors: Robert De Niro , Diane Keaton , Katherine Heigl , Amanda Seyfried , Topher Grace , Susan Sarandon , Robin Williams , Ben Barnes , Christa Campbell , Kyle Bornheimer
Directors: Justin Zackham
Country: USA
Release: 2013-04-26
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  • Owen Gleiberman

    The movie, in its basic concept, is corny and contrived, but as written and directed by Justin Zackham, it's executed in a pleasantly wry and understated fashion.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    Coarse, crude but often cute, The Big Wedding serves up the spectacle of its title, and the bigger spectacle of four AARP-eligible Oscar winners cursing like sailors.

    McClatchy-Tribune News Service Full Review
  • Laremy Legel

    The rare example of a film that had to have been a tonal mystery to everyone involved for the entire process of scripting, shooting, and editing. The lingering issue? They never managed to crack the case. Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Forced, formulaic and never believable. It's a particularly unholy combination.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    It’s just such a shining example of a dull studio comedy.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    The fact that the three actors who do most of the fooling around — Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon — have a combined age of 202 pegs this as a sex romp for the Viagra crowd.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    No one is bad in The Big Wedding, but no one is remotely believable, either.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    The movie's own brand of charm has its subset of smarm.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Richard Roeper

    There’s not a bad performance in this movie. De Niro, Keaton and Sarandon are particularly good, what a surprise. But it feels as if all the guests at “The Big Wedding” are wearing ID tags telling us their one Plot Point.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Helen O'Hara

    Ben Barnes as a Colombian? Really?

    Empire Full Review
  • Bilge Ebiri

    The Big Wedding isn’t terrible. De Niro is actually pretty good here — the script gives him plenty of raunchy one-liners, and, while they’re mostly lame, he delivers with conviction, which counts for something nowadays.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Peter Debruge

    The film isn’t so much funny as it is merely amusing — a laundry list of inappropriate and potentially embarrassing moments that strive mightily, but never quite manage to land the laugh.

    Variety Full Review
  • Keith Phipps

    Zackham's film feels as plastic as a cake topper — and just as hard to digest.

    NPR Full Review
  • Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

    The movie is bland hackwork; its crime isn't incompetence, but indifference. Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    It's tired and dated with too few laughs to justify the stultifying attempts at drama and the impossible-to-swallow plot contortions.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    It’s nearly tragic to see America’s Greatest Living Actor on the guest list for The Big Wedding, the latest limp comedy about seniors behaving badly.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Stephanie Merry

    Even the susceptible softies, who always cry at weddings, will probably leave the theater dry-eyed, not to mention feeling a little empty inside.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Kimberley Jones

    I’m not saying there isn’t comic gold to be mined in the topic of cunnilingus and the senior set, but The Big Wedding couldn’t hit pay dirt even if it face-palmed the film first.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Betsy Sharkey

    To be fair, there are moments that earn their laughs and nostalgic memories for the marriage that was and the relationship that is that are sweet. But like many big weddings — a lot of things go wrong and not much goes right.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    There is nothing about the movie that isn’t utterly predictable. You meet a character, and it’s immediately obvious what’s going to happen to him (or her). And then it happens. Maybe it’s meant to make you feel good about your deductive reasoning skills or something. But mostly it just makes you want to see something else.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Tom Russo

    Quaint and crass get together — or would that be “bump uglies”? — with awkward, thoroughly flat results in The Big Wedding, an ensemble comedy with a tonal cluelessness as surprising as the name cast that signed on for it anyway.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Trevor Johnston

    Putting the ‘retch’ into ‘wretched’, this wedding comedy makes the fatal assumption that the sight of acting icons of a certain age – Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Diane Keaton – behaving badly will have us rolling in the aisles.

    Time Out London Full Review
  • Tim Robey

    This would-be-frothy date flick is a sub-"Meet the Fockers" dog’s dinner.

    The Telegraph Full Review
  • Neil Smith

    The Big Wedding isn’t telling a story so much as selling a lifestyle – one that, rather like Heigl’s morning sickness, makes you want to vomit.

    Total Film Full Review
  • Eric Hynes

    Cloyingly crude and dispiritingly typical ensemble Hollywood farce.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    The Big Wedding lets them all down with bottom-rung sitcom shtick and an undercurrent of squareness masquerading as absurdity.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    It’s almost impressive how the moronic new ensemble comedy The Big Wedding manages to cram three hours’ worth of nonsensical subplots, extraneous characters, and implausible plot points into 90 minutes of streamlined idiocy.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Rob Humanick

    For a movie ultimately about what freaks we all are behind the fronts we build for the sake of normalcy, the apathetically performed The Big Wedding couldn't possibly be more square.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Stephen Holden

    To say that Justin Zackham’s farce The Big Wedding takes the low road doesn’t begin to do justice to the sheer awfulness of this star-stuffed, potty-mouthed fiasco.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Calum Marsh

    Many Hollywood films are founded on privilege, but few are as open and nasty about their racism, misogyny, and homophobia.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    “I’d rather gouge my eyes out with hot spoons!’’ De Niro exclaims at one point. I’m not sure exactly what he was talking about, but I’d like to think it referred to the prospect of being forced to watch The Big Wedding.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    Most of this huge-cast extravaganza is a botched farce. When that doesn't work, it turns sentimental. The presence of liked and familiar actors helps make it watchable, but there is no disguising that this is a weak, badly constructed comedy. At least it's short.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
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