Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Robert De Niro in new images from The Big Wedding
Weddings can be funny, but in order to make them funny in movies, you have to have an original and clever look at the event. MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, BRIDESMAIDS and a slew of others have done a good job of this and went on to find critical and commercial success. But as with most genres, wedding movies have plenty of pitfalls and the most common problem is rehashing the same old storylines; father is nervous, future wife/husband has cold feet, mom is stressed about the wedding, etc. Whether or not THE BIG WEDDING avoids or falls into those pitfalls remains to be seen, but something felt familiar with the first trailer and the images below kind of make me think we’ve seen this before. But either way, there are a lot of people that absolutely love weddings and with this top notch cast, the film should do well and at the very least, be moderately enjoyable.
THE BIG WEDDING stars Katherine Heigl, Amdanda Syefried, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Ben Barnes, Marc Blucas, Kyle Bornheimer and Robin Williams. The Justin Zackham directed film hits theaters on April 26th.