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Our Family Wedding Reviews

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Nick Schager
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
March 15, 2010
I didn't buy a word of this thing and I didn't laugh enough.
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
March 15, 2010
Alternately flat and overwrought.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 12, 2010
To anyone who has ever sparked up a TV set, let alone entered a movie theatre, all this is perfectly evident in the first five minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 12, 2010
Alternately rancid and ridiculous, strident and sickly sweet, Our Family Wedding offers plenty that's old, borrowed and blue; it's the something new that's missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
March 12, 2010
[A] slick, slapsticky, forgettable comedy, a cool-jazz riff on upper-middle-class American families sorting through misconceptions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 12, 2010
Our Family Wedding plays out like an elongated Disney TV episode, going precisely where you expect every inch of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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John Anderson
Washington Post
March 12, 2010
The only bouquet anyone's going to catch from this contrivance has the aroma of stale comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 12, 2010
A cringeworthy, unfunny example of a culture-clash romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
March 12, 2010
Rick Famuyiwa's movie repeatedly trips and falls on its way up the aisle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 12, 2010
Ferrera and Gross are the most appealing pair I've seen in awhile; their calm confidence is a welcome antidote to the unrealistic couples who've been cluttering our screens way too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2010
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 12, 2010
The likable cast keep things watchable, particularly handsome Gross, who is surely destined for bigger things, and Ferrera, who's still as sweetly unaffected on-screen as she was back in Real Women Have Curves.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 12, 2010
This mixed-race page from the Meet the Parents book is a tasteless exercise in familiarity and contempt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 12, 2010
Wait till the DVD release.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 12, 2010
Our Family Wedding is another Hollywood fast-food sandwich. But instead of two squirts of ketchup someone actually took the time to lay some fresh tomato on that greasy bun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 11, 2010
Most comedies would be content to mine the comic possibilities of Viagra only once, especially if they're going to devote considerable screen time to the dramatic acting of Carlos Mencia.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 11, 2010
They're all generally nice people, so there's no reason why they wouldn't get along, except for reasons forced.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
March 11, 2010
Vacuous and contrived.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 11, 2010
You almost miss the laugh track. Difficult problems are sidestepped, arguments are overacted, and there are three food fights involving wedding cakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 10, 2010
Be prepared to swallow a lot of empty-calorie jokes in which blacks and Latinos insult and misunderstand one another in a spirit of vigorous buffoonery before dancing together in maniacal harmony during the never-in-doubt wedding-scene finale.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 10, 2010
A broad and formulaic culture-clash comedy built on fill-in-the-blank wedding comedy clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
March 9, 2010
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.
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
March 9, 2010
Famuyiwa has made a mostly charming movie despite its cliche milieu.
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Justin Chang
Variety
March 8, 2010
This broad ethnic farce serves up a full-on culture collision, but -- thanks to a handful of diverting performers -- stops just short of becoming a train wreck.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
March 4, 2010
The culture clash is muy muted in this alternately sweet and dumb comedy.