Confetti Reviews

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
September 23, 2006
It's inspired, glorious chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 23, 2006
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 22, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 22, 2006
There's some genuine heart here, particularly in Sam and Matt's subplot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 22, 2006
A deliciously mean and fluffy little mockumentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
September 22, 2006
As is typical of many weddings, the planning drags, and so does the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
September 22, 2006
With barely a laugh to be found, Confetti takes the 'mock' right out of the mockumentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 22, 2006
A British import that proves how dangerous improvisation can be when not handled with proper care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 22, 2006
Cute and exasperating and, in the end, not nearly lunatic enough; it's a Christopher Guest movie without the fangs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 21, 2006
Overall, Confetti is agreeable and appropriately daft, though occasionally tepid and contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
September 21, 2006
Confetti fires off the occasional good line, but it mostly just beats its jokes to within an inch of their very short lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
September 21, 2006
The climactic scenes possess an irresistible charm, as each wedding turns out to be just perfect.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 21, 2006
There's an affectionate tone to Confetti that makes it a serviceable time-waster.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 21, 2006
The savvy British actors sweating for our amusement in Debbie Isitt's comedy, a fairly funny mockumentary-style lark about a magazine-sponsored wedding competition, fare better than their self-generated material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 21, 2006
Confetti has an innate sweetness -- especially when it comes to Archibald and Gregory, the most endearing of all the twosomes.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
September 15, 2006
The problem with this pretend documentary about engaged couples competing for most over-the-top nuptials is that it comes perilously close to what's on reality TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 15, 2006
Films, like weddings, need a certain amount of organization and a great deal of teamwork. This one seems like a dozen solo projects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 15, 2006
A strained, ultra-predictable and headache-inducing mockumentary.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 15, 2006
Like the average best-man toast, Debbie Isitt's amiable mockumentary has many funny moments, a few touching ones and some that fall just slightly flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
September 14, 2006
Comic timing, themes of tolerance and commitment and the marriage of farce and empathy lift the film above the mockumentary pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
September 14, 2006
The movie manages to slag off beautifully on the honchos of reality television without patronizing either the form or the fame-and-fortune-hungry multitudes who queue up for their 15 minutes.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
September 14, 2006
This verite-style confection wears away at your resistance by way of an enthusiastic, ad-libbing cast of United Kingdom cutups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 14, 2006
Anyone who has cringed while watching the home movies of newlyweds bumbling through their own corny, personalized nuptials will appreciate the comic potential of the British mock documentary Confetti.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 13, 2006
Must viewing for the Bridezillas set, this winning pageant of gaudy bad taste is the work of some of the U.K.'s most popular comedy performers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 13, 2006
Confetti is an excellent study of what happens when someone botches Christopher Guest's mockumentary format.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ben Walters
Time Out
May 27, 2006
...Offers plenty of sharp-eyed character humour and, crucially, develops each of its couples as credible relationships.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
May 27, 2006
An agreeable Britcom about three couples competing in a magazine-sponsored contest for the Most Original Wedding of the Year.
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
May 4, 2006
Gloss and stupid, the film was made without a script, which is a good idea almost never.