• PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Rick Famuyiwa
    In Theaters:
    Mar 12, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 13, 2010
  • Fox Searchlight

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Our Family Wedding Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

Except for Mencia, who should never be allowed near a camera again, Our Family Wedding isn't particularly awful, but that's about the best that can be said about it.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

April 25, 2011
Cassam Looch

A tedious and unnecessary rehash of many better films, this serves only to cast further doubt on the credentials of Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and the big screen career of America Ferrera.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A broad and formulaic culture-clash comedy built on fill-in-the-blank wedding comedy clichés.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 10, 2010
Michael C. Walsh
Boston Phoenix


Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1/4

March 17, 2010
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Blacks and Latinos finally star together in a major movie as wretched as anything whites have done

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: F

March 12, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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You almost miss the laugh track. Difficult problems are sidestepped, arguments are overacted, and there are three food fights involving wedding cakes.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

March 11, 2010
Nell Minow

As wilted as last weekend's bridesmaid bouquet, "Our Family Wedding" manages to be offensive to African-Americans, Latinos, women, men, and sentient life forms of any kind.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: D

March 11, 2010
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: D

February 18, 2012
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
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I didn't buy a word of this thing and I didn't laugh enough.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

March 15, 2010
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

The interracial meet-the-parents setup pioneered in 1967 by Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner gets a modest comic update in Rick Famuyiwa's Our Family Wedding.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 10, 2010
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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An unconvincingly broad culture-clash comedy whose Latino and African-American ensemble might've made for a progressive film if director and co-writer Rick Famuyiwa hadn't pandered to the lowest common denominator.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 9, 2010
Mike Scott

Despite being as predictable and derivative as a wedding singer's playlist, there's just enough sweetness, and just enough smiles, to keep it from falling flat.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2/4

March 12, 2010
Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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They're all generally nice people, so there's no reason why they wouldn't get along, except for reasons forced.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 11, 2010
Edward Douglas

Misguided and embarrassing for all those involved; could have easily been a segment in the atrocious Valentine's Day

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 4/10

March 12, 2010
Robbie Collin
News of the World

Lance's family are black. America's family are Mexican. And hilarity ensues! Supposedly.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Instead of invitations, they should be sending out apologies for Our Family Wedding, a cake-and-kisses comedy that has disaster written all over it and not for the right reasons.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

March 12, 2010
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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Fathers know foolishness best in this culture-clash family comedy, which presides over a cursed union of slushy sentimentality and dim-witted humor.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

March 10, 2010
Nick Schager
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 17, 2011
Kam Williams
Sly Fox

I just saved you a lot of aggravation. You owe me.

Full Review Source: Sly Fox | Original Score: .5/4

March 13, 2010
Eric D. Snider

These are all supposed to be believable characters, but none of them are.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D+

March 12, 2010
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