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Our Family Wedding Reviews

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April 3, 2016
The cast was great funny in many areas but a little racial on both sides.
November 27, 2015
easily watchable cause its not dull or unpleasing-amusing/laugh filled.
½ November 23, 2014
This movie sucked booty. Horrible script ,subpar acting, and very few funny moments. Only thing keeping this movie from being a total dud was the chemistry between Gross and Ferrera. The cast is awesome but the writing and editing sucks. This movie shows you that no matter how good a cast is, if the script sucks, then the movie will probably suck.
November 2, 2014
Solo esterotipos y cliches baratos.
½ August 8, 2014
Too many movies already have similar plots. Way too cliche. I found myself bored after the first 30 minutes. It is very predictable and not that funny.
July 27, 2014
A rom-com reworking of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? It feels fairly dated in its premise and the comedy which is supposed to emanate from this premise is severely lacking.
July 27, 2014
(First and only viewing - 7/18/2010)
July 23, 2014
well....ummm just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie......i think that forest whitaker, america ferrera, carlos mencia, regina king, lance gross, play good roles/parts throughout this movie......i think that the director of this comedy movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie.....YOU HAVE GOT TO WATCH THE END OF THE CREDITS AS SOMETHING HAPPENES AT THE END OF THE CREDITS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.......Fred Armisen as Philip Gusto (DELETED SCENE Fred Armisen plays an eccentric wedding planner Phillip Gusto, was good throughout this movie......i like the cake shop when they have the food fight which was really funny throughout this movie.......i think that carlos mencia was fantastic throughout this movie......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie.....i think that diana maria riva (from the brilliant tv series The X-Files), was great throughout this movie.......i think that this is such an enjoyable comedy movie 2 watch its such a really funny movie 2 watch......
July 12, 2014
very funny in places, very good cast, great plot line and storyline, Shows how if you really love someone, you can get through anything. Also show's the struggle between families, when two people get married.
April 29, 2014
come on it got a goat in it of course it's gd
April 8, 2014
"Our Family Wedding" is an extremely broad comedy with a few small moments of genuine heart but most of the time it just doesn't work. The movie is about an interracial couple finally deciding to meet each other's families and tell them they're getting married. She's Central American (America Ferrera plays the bride, Lucia), he's African American (Lance Gross plays Marcus, the groom) and if you think there's going to be some racial differences between the families, you'd be right! Things start off on the wrong foot when the two families meet. Not only is Marcus' father, Brad (Forest Whittaker) late because his car was towed earlier in the day, but Lucia's father, Miguel (Carlos Mencia) is the one who towed it! To make things even worse, Brad, who is a radio personality and big-time player has brought a date to this intimate dinner and wouldn't you know it, the date used to go to school with his future daughter-in-law! Things basically go from bad to worse from then on, with Lucia's Grandmother not only fainting at the very sight of a black man, but also strongly disapproving of her granddaughter marrying outside of her faith, the parents disagreeing over what to do about their children's choices and family members bickering and reopening old wounds. Can this clash of cultures, worsened by a family grudge that would make the Capulets and the Montagues look like the Flintsones and the Rubbles end pleasantly? Even if the two families do set their differences aside, how can a wedding possibly be pulled off when so many disagreeing opinions are thrown in the mix?!

There is thankfully an incredibly easy way to find out if this movie will appeal to you in any way whatsoever, and that's to point out the two worst jokes of the movie. The first is the scene where the grandmother faints at the sight of Marcus. Does that sound hilarious to you, or does it sound like something that in real life should be met with outrage on behalf of the would-be bride and increasingly heated discussions about racism between two visual minorities? If this sounds like bad comedy, there's no reason for you to watch this film! The second worst joke in the film is the really crucial one because if the first joke sounds bad, but not so bad it would make this movie a complete disaster, this is what will determine whether or not you should spend your valuable time on this comedy: we get a scene where a goat accidently eats a whole bunch of blue Viagra pills and starts trying to have sex with the two fathers, just as a group of unsuspecting guests walk in. Does that sound like the kind of joke a 13-year old would write, because the idea of a horny goat humping a grown man is hilarious? Or could it be comedic writing so bold that no one has dared to put it in a film? If your answers were "Hey, in the correct context and if I was in the mood for some laughs, that sure could be funny" then this movie is probably going to appeal to you, particularly if you grew up in a family of visible minorities where all of you got together and made fun of how all the other cultures out there just wouldn't "get" your brand of humour. If you correctly answered that those jokes sound like some of the most manufactured, lame-brained and idiotic setups, then you should carefully remember the name "Our Family Wedding" so you can avoid it at all costs. As you may have guessed, I fall into the camp of people that do not think this film is particularly funny.

The comedy is broad, stretches plausibility constantly and is completely uninspired. There isn't a joke or a plot development you can't see coming early on and that makes the movie nearly completely devoid of laughs. The characters seem like complete morons instead of quirky exaggerations of real people and frankly it becomes embarrassing to see some actors that have genuine talent spending their time regurgitating this nonsense. As mentioned earlier there are a few moments that have some genuine heart, one of which is between Lucia and her mother, when she confronts them about how poorly they've been treating the man she loves and throws some wake up calls right in their faces out of spite. But for those few moments you get several that are simply idiotic, like the two fathers getting wasted at a bar and heckling a bartender because he prefers to be called a "mixologist" and a food fight involving a wedding cake right before the end of the film. Let's not forget the predictable love plot involving Brad. Is there a chance that this new revelation that his son is ready to spend the rest of his life with a woman might break open the walls of ice that have been forming around Brad's heart ever since his messy divorce? Is there a chance his best friend, the attractive woman that he has known for years might be able to forgive his player ways just in time for the big ceremony? You already know the answers so give yourself a pat on the back.

It's predictable, it's not very funny, it's not very touching and it spends a significant amount of its jokes describing how African Americans are different from Central Americans. Does that sound like a good time to you? Even as a movie that has a lot of potential to be "so bad it's good" it's just a frustrating mess that becomes embarrassing on more than one occasion. If you're the exact target demographic this movie is aiming for maybe some of the jokes will hit their mark but even then it would just be an average comedy. As is, it's a terrible example of what someone though "funny" could be. (On Dvd, July 8, 2013)
February 25, 2014
Could have been better. Was ok
½ January 28, 2014
Blahness. Personified. Multiplied. Horrified. Urgh. -Only cause I had typhoid at the time. smh.
January 7, 2014
The Point is Pra-Weddding,,,
December 29, 2013
1 cute and funny two culture chaotic wedding
September 8, 2013
This movie has a lot of great laughs!
July 28, 2013
movie definitely has a lot of funny stuff but I was expecting it to be funnier.
July 4, 2013
Clownish, tasteless and contrived. You should skip it, but I couldn't - it was a trainwreck I couldn't take my eyes off.
½ June 9, 2013
It was a great movie to me and I like it. It was funny
½ June 9, 2013
Ehh. Definitely a redbox
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