The Wedding Video (15)

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Comedy

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Time Out says

Thu Jun 28 2012

This homegrown romcom is pretty much doomed from the start. Once it’s apparent that we’re supposed to be watching the actual wedding video which beardy lad Raif (Rufus Hound) has shot for uptight sibling Tim (Robert Webb) as a nuptial gift, it’s clear the film will struggle to maintain that pretence. Moreover, since the bride-to-be is Saskia (Lucy Punch), the one-time sixth-form siren for whom Hound carried a blazing torch, the storyline is not exactly unguessable. Coming across like Simon Pegg during a bout of testosterone replacement therapy, Hound plays it far too full of himself. The assumption that we’re right behind him is way off the mark too. Yet despite everything else, director Nigel Cole (‘Made in Dagenham’) and the rest of his cast manage to create an improv-friendly jeu d’esprit with intermittent engaging larkiness in the margins, as hesitant bride Punch amusingly reconnects with her inner bad girl and Harriet Walter shines as her ultra-neurotic mum. This doesn’t turn a mediocre movie into a good one, but it makes the experience more personable in the meantime.
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Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri Aug 17, 2012

Duration:

94 mins

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Ian

Totally agree with Scrumpyjack. This is an awful film! I got to 20 minutes before I contemplated walking out. I stuck with it out to the end well I have paid my money (thankfully a bargain matinee price) so I intended to get my moneys worth. If this was on the TV, and it has a made for tv look and quality, you would last ten minutes max before switching over. The film twist which is given away within the first 15 minutes and isn't so much as signposted as painted in 30 foot high letters and illuminated by a firework display is incredibly obvious. There was very little laughing and I could feel the cringing amongst the few in the viewing I was at. Is any of it any good? Well I found the over the top Titanic first dance scene amusing but that is about it. It is childish and puerile and a waste of an hour and a half of your life you won't get back. The only plus is that it wasn't supported by Lottery money. As to the fools who invested in it well you ony have yourselves to blame. Possibly the worst film I have seen all year and I reckon I must be up to over a hundred by now.

Ian

Totally agree with Scrumpyjack. This is an awful film! I got to 20 minutes before I contemplated walking out. I stuck with it out to the end well I have paid my money (thankfully a bargain matinee price) so I intended to get my moneys worth. If this was on the TV, and it has a made for tv look and quality, you would last ten minutes max before switching over. The film twist which is given away within the first 15 minutes and isn't so much as signposted as painted in 30 foot high letters and illuminated by a firework display is incredibly obvious. There was very little laughing and I could feel the cringing amongst the few in the viewing I was at. Is any of it any good? Well I found the over the top Titanic first dance scene amusing but that is about it. It is childish and puerile and a waste of an hour and a half of your life you won't get back. The only plus is that it wasn't supported by Lottery money. As to the fools who invested in it well you ony have yourselves to blame. Possibly the worst film I have seen all year and I reckon I must be up to over a hundred by now.