The Wedding Party
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Steve Thompson, a lovable anti-hero, is the youngest son in the gloriously flawed Thompson family. In a bid to save himself from financial ruin, Steve does the unthinkable and agrees to marry Ana, a Russian woman seeking residency in exchange for a huge sum of cash. Behind closed doors, the deal is done, a secret wedding is arranged and in no time life will be back to normal – or so Steve thinks. When a nosy family friend gets wind of the wedding plans, the whole Thompson family is gripped by wedding fever. What was once a private affair is now a full-fledged spectacle as Steve's lie takes on a life of its own and he's left to grapple with the fear that he'll never again have a chance with his one true love, Jacqui.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 7
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The Wedding Party may well have been a better film if the underdone premise of the fake wedding had been done away with altogether, because the movie is more interesting when it picks at the foibles and fears that gather around these couples.
Rotten: The improbabilities and sheer banality of Christine Bartlett's screenplay are almost overcome by the quality of the cast, but not quite.
Fresh: By injecting a comical twist into a serious subject matter, a variety of issues and illusions are canvassed. As a result, the journey we take is a complicated and enjoyable one
Fresh: I don't think it's a film that aims very high and it sort of achieves what it aims to do, I think. I found it perfectly amiable.
The storyline was promising and the lead actor rather charming, but there were too many boring, awkward sex scenes to sit through.
Not sure if this was an Australian movie trying to make an American film. The ascents were definitely confusing. But then the steering wheels were on the right side of the car. Maybe the problem is Amanda Jane wore too many hats on this one.