Second Hand Wedding (2008)



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As a young schoolteacher and her fiancée prepare for their upcoming wedding, the future bride begins to suspect that her bargain-hunting mother may transform her wedding day into a giant garage sale. Jill and Brian Rose have been happily married for decades. When their daughter Cheryl announces that she has gotten engaged to her longtime boyfriend Stew, the proud parents anticipate a lifetime of happiness for their little girl. But weddings have a tendency to complicate even the most stable relationships, and when Cheryl's mother's bargain hunting becomes a bone of contention between the future bride and her well-meaning parents. Now, the harder Cheryl struggles to resolve the conflict the deeper the hole she seems to dig for herself. As the big day draws near, it gradually becomes clear that second hand doesn't necessarily mean second best.


Critic Reviews for Second Hand Wedding

All Critics (12)

A sweet film that toys with relationships, passions and bargains, Second Hand Wedding embraces the notion that there is more than a bargain to be found at garage sales.

Aug 5, 2011 | Full Review…

Second Hand Wedding delivers a days-of-yore quirky comedy from across the Tasman that dares to be simply fun and entertaining.

Aug 8, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I was never bored by Second-Hand Wedding, but nor was I much engaged.

Jul 30, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Never anything but clichéd, this film tugs at all the emotional levers but struggles to elicit a single tear or giggle.

Jul 30, 2010 | Full Review…

You can see where you're supposed to laugh and cry, but most of the time the techniques employed to achieve this err too far on the side of subtlety. Because of this, Second Hand Wedding doesn't linger long in the memory after the credits have rolled

Jul 29, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Beneath all that affection is a lot of cool calculation.

Jul 29, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Second Hand Wedding


Here's a piece of Kiwiana, full of self-deprecating humour. And it was shot on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, right up the road from where I live. A film worth seeking out.

Juli Ryan
Juli Ryan

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