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Second Hand Wedding

Second Hand Wedding (2008)

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Release Date: May 7, 2008 Wide

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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

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Second Hand Wedding delivers a days-of-yore quirky comedy from across the Tasman that dares to be simply fun and entertaining.

August 8, 2010 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

I was never bored by Second-Hand Wedding, but nor was I much engaged.

July 30, 2010 Full Review Source: The Australian
The Australian

Never anything but clichéd, this film tugs at all the emotional levers but struggles to elicit a single tear or giggle.

July 30, 2010 Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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

July 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

Beneath all that affection is a lot of cool calculation.

July 29, 2010 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
sbs.com.au

Directed by Paul Murphy from a script by Nick Ward and Linda Niccol, this is possibly the daggiest film of the year.

July 28, 2010 Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)

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.

July 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

I don't think it's a masterpiece but I think it's got heart.

July 28, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

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.

July 28, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

This tragic effort at a homegrown comedy delivers second hand laughs.

July 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia
Empire Magazine Australasia

Second Hand Wedding is not brilliant, but its enjoyable moments outweigh its drowsier segments. It takes you to the feel-good place that it was shooting for.

July 27, 2010 Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)
FILMINK (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Second Hand Wedding

Here's a piece of Kiwiana, full of self-deprecating humour. And it was shot on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, right up the road from where I live. A film worth seeking out.
May 17, 2009
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