A Wedding (1978)

A Wedding




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Movie Info

In this Robert Altman film, a wedding between Dino Corelli (Desi Arnaz, Jr.) and Muffin Brenner (Amy Stryker) unites two wealthy families and serves as the setting for a myriad of stories in this celebrity-studded film.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Considine, Allan F. Nicholls, Patricia Resnick, Robert Altman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 2006
20th Century Fox Film Corporation



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as Rita Billingsley

as Buffy Brenner

as Nettie Sloan

as Beatrice Sloan Cory

as Victoria Cory

as Daphene Corelli

as Luigi Corelli

as Regina Corelli

as Dino Corelli

as Clarice Sloan

as Antoinette Sloan God...

as Mackenzie Goddard

as Little Dino

as Snooks Brenner

as Muffin Brenner

as Hughie Brenner

as Aunt Marge Spar

as Ruby Spar

as David Ruteledge

as Candice Ruteledge

as Matthew Ruteledge

as Ruteledge Child

as Ruteledge Child

as Ruteledge Child

as Ruteledge Child

as Ruteledge Child

as Ruteledge Child

as Ruteledge Child

as Ruteledge Child

as Randolph

as Jim Habor

as Libby Clinton

as Melba Lear

as Ingrid Hellstrom

as Flo Farmer

as Jake Jacobs

as Jeff Kuykendall

as Lombardo

as Matthew Ruteledge

as Oscar Edwards

as Dr. Jules Meecham

as Bishop Martin

as William Williamson

as Tracy Dawber

as Wilson Briggs

as Capt. Reedley Roots

as Bunky Lemay

as Shelby Munker

as Rosie Bean

as Russell Bean

as Nurse Janet Schulman

as Kevin Clinton

as Chris Clinton

as Gypsy Violinist

as Pianist

as Wedding Guest

as Dino Corelli I
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Critic Reviews for A Wedding

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

This is the sort of material that easily lends itself to farce, and, when it does, Altman cheerfully follows. But he leads in other directions, as well.

Full Review… | March 31, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The staging of the action is as exhilarating as ever, and there are glorious moments in the twisted, kaleidoscopic narrative; finally, however, the effect seems curiously contrived and complacent.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Watchable enough, but considerably less than the sum of its parts.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Very good Altman ensemble piece, fun to watch.

June 1, 2005

bizarre and messy but fascinating

September 19, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

One of Altman's most accomplished and quirky films.

August 18, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for A Wedding


Robert Altman's "A Wedding" is a terrifically witty film. Like most of Altman's ensemble pieces, "A Wedding" is brimming with life, characters, unexpected turns and an uncommonly accurate social commentary. Full of memorable characters and situations as well as some extremely sharp dialogue, "A Wedding" is one of Altman's lesser seen films that deserves to find an audience because its jabs still ring true today. This film is nothing but inspired fun. Carol Burnett is also memorably funny here.

Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer


[font=Century Gothic]"A Wedding" is a typical Robert Altman hodgepodge that is centered around the day of the nouveau riche wedding of Dino Corelli(Desi Arnaz, Jr.) and Muffin Brenner(Amy Stryker). A huge cast(It is strange having Lillian Gish and Carol Burnett in the same universe, much less the same movie.) allows Altman to do an accurate rendering of the nuptials down to the smallest detail but I had the feeling, like with "The Company", what he really wanted to make was a documentary. He is certainly not interested in individual performances, but that is where the movie shines, especially with Lillian Gish, Mia Farrow and the closing monologue.[/font]

[font=Century Gothic]It is worth noting how the gay and lesbian characters are kept to the margins in "A Wedding." That serves as a reminder how far gay rights have come in the last thirty years to the point where gay marriage is rightfully becoming a reality. [/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

I don't think this is one of Altman's best films. It's good but no where as good as his other works (MASH, McCabe & Mrs Miller, The Long Goodbye, California Split, 3 Women)
And yet it is a pure Altman picture filled with his signature overlapping dialogue, a fleet of characters, wicked satire and multiple plots. This film takes place at a wedding and well it's not your typical average wedding. So much zany stuff goes on that I was distracted and had a tough time trying to keep pace with the rest of the movie. I'm sure that was Altman's intent but even his recent film "Nashville" I was able to understand what was going on. Underneath the crude dialogue there was always a powerful scene involving the characters. In "A Wedding" Altman shows many scenes and plots but im not sure if it has made a huge impact for the characters or myself. Hard to describe overall.

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Brian R

Super Reviewer

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