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The Big Wedding (2013)

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A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

Director:

Justin Zackham

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Justin Zackham (screenplay), Jean-Stéphane Bron (motion picture "Mon frère se marie") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Don
Katherine Heigl ... Lyla
Diane Keaton ... Ellie
Amanda Seyfried ... Missy
Topher Grace ... Jared
Susan Sarandon ... Bebe
Robin Williams ... Father Moinighan
Ben Barnes ... Alejandro
Christine Ebersole ... Muffin
David Rasche ... Barry
Patricia Rae ... Madonna
Ana Ayora ... Nuria
Kyle Bornheimer ... Andrew
Megan Ketch ... Jane
Christa Campbell ... Kim
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Storyline

Don and Ellie were once married and have two children, Lyla and Jared. They adopt a boy from Colombia, Alejandro. Eventually they would divorce, Ellie would move away and Don would hook up with Bebe, Ellie's best friend. When Alejandro is about to get married, he informs Don and Ellie that he never told his natural mother who is so traditional that they got divorced. And she is coming for the wedding so he asks them if they can pretend to still be married. Don and Ellie reluctantly agree to it and Bebe moves out who is also upset that Don doesn't want to commit. Lyla who is married is going through a rough patch in her marriage. And Jared who hasn't had much luck with women finds himself attracted to Alejandro's extremely sensual sister, Nuria. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's never too late to start acting like a family.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Chinese | Latin

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

Stamford, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,591,663, 28 April 2013

Gross USA:

$21,819,348

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,519,348
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Justin Zackham asked Carlos Bakery (of Cake Boss fame) to provide three exact replicas of the wedding cake for use during filming. One was made of Styrofoam, but the other two were real. See more »

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When Lila faints, the crash mat is reflected in the window. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro: My mom is Jbuddist, which is Jewish slash Buddhist, and my father thinks that organized religion is for...
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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It's a Wonderful Life
Music by Nathan Barr and Lisbeth Scott
Lyrics by Lisbeth Scott
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We should have known better
28 April 2013 | by jordan2240See all my reviews

'Valentines Day,' 'New Year's Eve,' 'Love Actually,' etc. etc., all movies with 'stellar' casts that were barely watchable. Well, this one tops even those. Absolutely horrendous script that had my wife chuckling a few times but me wondering when this tripe would end. I can't imagine how embarrassed the performers would be if they were forced to sit and watch it. I honestly don't know how movies like this get made, especially with such casts. The only thing I can think of is that it gives the actors a quick payday without having to work very hard, so who can blame them really. I'm glad we went to the cheap matinée.

In short, the jokes are all sex-related and not funny, many of the lines seem to have been bad ad-libs, one character speaks in subtitles in a poor attempt to add sophistication to the movie (and she's very annoying at that), and you couldn't care less what happens to any of the characters. Oh, and it has Amanda Seyfried and Kathryn Heigle, who's tracks to stardom are proof that God exists.

If you're reading this after the fact, I feel your pain.


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