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The Wedding Party (2011)




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A compulsive gambler schemes to stave off bankruptcy by marrying a Russian bride, but finds his sham wedding turning into an outright farce after his family catches a serious case of matrimony fever. Steve Thompson is dead broke, but he's got a plan to get back in the game. That plan involves Ana, a gorgeous Russian woman who's determined to gain her citizenship. She's willing to pay handsomely for a husband, and fortunately Steve doesn't hold his vows sacred. But just as Steve and Ana are preparing to tie the knot, a family friend shoots his mouth off about the impending ceremony. Before long, Steve is surrounded by his dysfunctional clan, who can't wait to help him celebrate in style. Meanwhile, as word of the wedding spreads like wildfire, Steve realizes that he may have just ruined any shot at true love with Jacqui, the woman of his dreams. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Amanda Jane, Christine Bartlett
On DVD: Jun 18, 2013
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Josh Lawson
as Steve Thompson
Isabel Lucas
as Ana Petrova
Steve Bisley
as Roger Thompson
Rhonda Burchmore
as Cheryl Winter
Adam Zwar
as Tommy Smith
Nadine Garner
as Lisa Thompson
Kestie Morassi
as Jacqui West
Essie Davis
as Jane Thompson
Geoff Paine
as Colin Thompson
Heather Mitchell
as Rose Thompson
Nikolai Nikolaeff
as Vladimir Kelnakoff
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All Critics (7)

Clumsily cobbled, tonally confused romantic comedy...a terrific premise with strong leads is sadly derailed by too many side stories.

Full Review… | October 19, 2012

An offbeat and entertaining ensemble piece that disappointingly ends on a lukewarm note.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
FILMINK (Australia)

I don't think it's a film that aims very high and it sort of achieves what it aims to do, I think. I found it perfectly amiable.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
At the Movies (Australia)

The improbabilities and sheer banality of Christine Bartlett's screenplay are almost overcome by the quality of the cast, but not quite.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
At the Movies (Australia)

The Wedding Party may well have been a better film if the underdone premise of the fake wedding had been done away with altogether, because the movie is more interesting when it picks at the foibles and fears that gather around these couples.

Full Review… | October 12, 2012

All is well if you accept as plausible the central premise of the screenplay ... For me ... is just too far fetche

Full Review… | October 7, 2012
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