Second Hand Wedding (2008)
Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 11
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Release Date: May 7, 2008 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 655
As a young schoolteacher and her fiancée prepare for their upcoming wedding, the future bride begins to suspect that her bargain-hunting mother may transform her wedding day into a giant garage sale. Jill and Brian Rose have been happily married for decades. When their daughter Cheryl announces that she has gotten engaged to her longtime boyfriend Stew, the proud parents anticipate a lifetime of happiness for their little girl. But weddings have a tendency to complicate even the most stable
May 7, 2008 Wide
Second Hand Wedding delivers a days-of-yore quirky comedy from across the Tasman that dares to be simply fun and entertaining.
Never anything but clichéd, this film tugs at all the emotional levers but struggles to elicit a single tear or giggle.
You can see where you're supposed to laugh and cry, but most of the time the techniques employed to achieve this err too far on the side of subtlety. Because of this, Second Hand Wedding doesn't linger long in the memory after the credits have rolled
Directed by Paul Murphy from a script by Nick Ward and Linda Niccol, this is possibly the daggiest film of the year.
Second Hand Wedding is a singular underachievement. Some NZ newspapers have compared the film to The Castle for its down-home modesty and charm. It has much to be modest about.
Some of the characters around these four are ill-conceived and over-played, but somehow because the core of the film is so believable and so nice you forgive a few excesses here and there.
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