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112 Weddings

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
112 Weddings

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

If you’re getting married over the summer, best avoid this documentary about weddings and marriage. Don’t get me wrong: it’s often lovely and sometimes very funny; but you might find it terrifying. It’s by doc-maker Doug Block, who for 20 years has been filming wedding videos (112 of them) to make a bit of cash on the side. Now he’s gone back to interview nine of his favourite couples. There must be something about his gentle, hippie-shrink manner, but these people spill their guts: affairs, children with life-threatening illnesses, you name it.

The scary part about ‘112 Weddings’ is not even the divorced couples (because that’s never going to happen to you, right?) – but the still-married, happy but stressed ones talking honestly. Here’s one new dad on the stress of having a baby: ‘The first nine months were like minute-by-minute torture.’ Last word goes to the director’s rabbi friend: ‘The wedding is the easiest day to make happy. You’ve just thrown a ton of money and liquor at it. Marriage is harder. When you throw money and liquor at it, it makes it worse.’ You’ve been warned.

Written by Cath Clarke

Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Release date:Friday 13 June 2014
  • Duration:95 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Doug Block
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