Betsy's Wedding Reviews
I did enjoy most of the cast. Alda and Kahn are great as the parents, but Ringwald as Betsy was a bit of a miss for me. She got downright annoying at one point in the film, and her hair & clothes styles were both awful. Her choices for wedding dresses, also bad. She was set up to be a hip girl with the trend times, but everything seemed so awful about her.
I really loved Sheedy here though. Best thing about this movie. Her love story with LaPaglia was off for me, just cause they way he talked the whole time. Would women really fall for that?
Pesci was fun at times, but then the dick we all know he is in every movie comes out after awhile.
Dylan Walsh in an early role is kind of just there, and Burt Young and Catherine O'Hara were pretty much wasted and not developed at all. And while Samuel L. Jackson is credited as the MAN AT WEDDING, I don't recall seeing him. There was ONE African American guy at the wedding I could see, and it was not him. Maybe his scene was cut?
It has so fun overall, but it just fails to deliver the all out wedding it builds up and Betsy herself is kind of unlikable.
Sad to say it wasn't worth watching, clinging for humor i didn't even giggle. such a waste time!
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!).
The problem with the film is it's characters. Every character with the exception of Alda and Catherine O'Hara are un-likable, dull and under-developed characters that made me want to grab the DVD and snap it in half every time Betsy wore one of her ghastly dresses (if you could even call it a dress) or even opened her mouth to say a line.
The film's sets, writing and cast make the film almost like a "B" version of Father of the Bride. This movie is one of the worst films on the 90's, and possibly the worst of 1990.
There are some good actors who deliver some good performances.