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Confetti (2006)

tomatometer

57

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 76
Fresh: 43 | Rotten: 33

This improvised mockumentary has its funny and even sweet moments, but it's not as witty or sharp as Christopher Guest's offerings.

56

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 27
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 12

This improvised mockumentary has its funny and even sweet moments, but it's not as witty or sharp as Christopher Guest's offerings.

audience

48

liked it
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 20,344

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Movie Info

Three couples endure the living hell that is the happiest day of their lives in this comic mockumentary. Confetti is the United Kingdom's most prestigious wedding magazine, and publisher Antoni (Jimmy Carr) and editor Vivien (Felicity Montagu) have made a career out of documenting the cutting edge in nuptial ceremonies. Antoni and Vivien have decided to stage a contest to find the most original wedding concepts in Britain; the Confetti staff will narrow the field down to three candidates, help

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Drama, Comedy

Mar 6, 2007

$0.1M

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All Critics (80) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (43) | Rotten (33) | DVD (15)

It's inspired, glorious chaos.

September 23, 2006 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
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What works for Christopher Guest's dedicated comedy troupe (and it doesn't always work) isn't so easy to imitate, especially with actors lacking in basic improv skills.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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There's some genuine heart here, particularly in Sam and Matt's subplot.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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A deliciously mean and fluffy little mockumentary.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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As is typical of many weddings, the planning drags, and so does the movie.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
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With barely a laugh to be found, Confetti takes the 'mock' right out of the mockumentary.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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While the situations are pretty funny and the actors are committed, they're not ripe with hilarity.

March 22, 2007 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

A textbook example of what happens When Improv Falls Flat.

February 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

... Confetti comes off more like a reality TV show, in which the participants just don't express their obsessive cluelessness as exquisitely as sharp writers can through trained actors.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Martin Freeman and Jessica Stevenson are unstoppably likeable. Confetti is a genuinely funny movie. Waiting for Guffman fans will love it.

October 7, 2006
IGN Movies

Director Debbie Isitt's improvised mockumentary is reminiscent of Christopher Guest's movies but without the reservoir of comic invention [...] Still, there are nice moments and good performances [...]

October 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Even if it's not quite an affair to remember all year, this BBC Films mockumentary about three wacky weddings is pleasant and enjoyably diverting...

September 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Just when you think you've got Confetti completely pegged, it offers a surprise or two.

September 29, 2006
Sacramento Bee

Confetti is the latest mockumentary to encounter the problem of reality, or reality TV, being more outrageous than the filmmaker's send-up.

September 28, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Though it feels like it should be funnier, it is a smiley and amusing affair full of happy endings and goodwill.

September 26, 2006 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

Moderately amusing, but rather wan when compared to really inspired mockumentaries.

September 25, 2006 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Confetti may be mostly forgettable, but like bubbly at a wedding, the impression it leaves is light and effervescent.

September 23, 2006
Reel.com

A few laughs are right on target; others go over or under it; and most are fairly predictable.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Featuring actors largely unknown here, it's filled with positive energy and wit and, eventually, warmth.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

It is ultimately involving as a portrait of couples bound by the vulnerabilities that brought them together in the first place.

September 22, 2006
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The characters are stereotypes and the action is mostly sitcom-ish, and the film seems to invite an audience to laugh at the characters rather than with them.

September 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Audience Reviews for Confetti

I liked this a lot more than I thought I would! I have to say though I can't stand Jimmy Carr, Stephen Mangan or Meredith MacNeill. The three of them in one film would have prevented me from watching had I of known! This is much better than your average British comedy though (which unfortunately, isn't saying much) and I did chuckle a few times. Franklin and Watkins steal the show, Webb and Coleman should be congratulated for baring all and Freeman and Stevenson bought a romantic realism that should also be acknowledged. Better than your average Richard Curtis and tons better than your Bridget Jones's and your Full Monty crap!!
October 2, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

This film I'm afraid was absolute rubbish, the worst of British Comedy
March 1, 2007
76Majikat

Super Reviewer

Weird of three wedding couples in the competition. I dislike tennis and nudity couples because they look ridiculous in their wedding bliss.
December 3, 2006
deano
Dean McKenna

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This is what happens when there is literally no script,everthing improvised.
November 5, 2006
roygutteridge

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    1. Michael: We are all naked, apart from clothes. And when you take the clothes off, it's more obvious.
    – Submitted by Frances H (13 months ago)
    1. Sam: Matt's always said if I wasn't tone deaf, I'd have a very good voice.
    – Submitted by Frances H (13 months ago)
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