Betsy's Wedding (1990)

Betsy's Wedding


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Movie Info

Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper (Molly Ringwald) and her straight-laced investment-banker fiancÚ, Jake Lovell(Dylan Walsh), just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie (Alan Alda), a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by Jake's rich WASP parents (Nicolas Coster and Bibi Besch) that he blows the ceremony up into a bank-breaking showpiece, sending his wife, Lola (Madeline Kahn), into a financial panic. Pressure from Betsy's extended family … More

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Alda
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2002


as Eddie Hopper

as Stevie Dee

as Lola Hopper

as Betsy Hopper

as Eddie's Father

as Gloria Henner

as Oscar Henner

as Connie Hopper

as Georgie

as Grandma

as Henry Lovell

as Nancy Lovell

as Jake Lovell

as Nate Tobias

as Morris, Lola's Dad

as Zack Monroe

as Dave Delahaas

as Fitter

as Bandleader

as Anselmo, the Bodygua...

as Taxi Dispatcher

as Georgie's Companion
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Critic Reviews for Betsy's Wedding

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 22, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 12, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Betsy's Wedding


I have to admit, this one has not aged well. Being a mad Molly Ringwald fan, this is a movie I have seen many times over the years, though not for a good five or six years.
The main problem this has is there is not enough of Molly in it, even though she's the title character. There are some good supporting characters, including Ally Sheedy and Catherine O'hara, but there's a few I could happily have seen less of. I really didn't like the Stevie character a lot.
It is mainly a nice little wedding story with a dysfunctional family and in laws thrown in. Nothing that hasn't been done before.
Probably won't win any new fans, but might be enjoyed as a nostalgia piece (though even the clothes are pretty damn ugly here and it's a worry that Betsy hacking up that wedding dress actually improved it!).

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


This movie is pretty good, it's a typical wedding story with some good comedy, but it could have been a lot funnier, and I wanted to see more of Ringwald and less of all the minor characters. I enjoyed it anyway.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

A fun wedding mess which all comes together.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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