Today I went and saw The Big Wedding and it was exactly what I was expecting it to be. The Big Wedding is the newest rendition of the crazy, kooky families have two for their kids getting married and therefore the whole family has to get together, hash out the past, get secrets out in the open, and then come together(?) at the end. This movie was exactly that and although there was nothing horrible about it, there was nothing particularly special about it.
This movie has a recognizable cast starting Diana Keatan as the mom Ellie, Robert DeNiro, as her divorced husband Don, Susan Sarandon as the ex-best friend of mom, lover to dad BeBe, Kathrine Heigl as the eldest screwed up daughter Lyla, Topher Grace as the twently nine year old virgin son Jared, Ben Barnes as the adoptive brother who is getting married Alejandro, Amanda Seyfried as the bride to be Missy who's family is raciest against the husband to be, Christine Ebersole as Missy's plastic surgeried mother Muffin, Patrica Rae as the come to America, only speaks Spanish biological mother of the groom Madonna, Ana Ayora as the hot sister to Alejandra who comes with the mother Nuria, and lastly Robin Williams as the Catholic Priest. I think that this basically sets up the plot and gives all the information you need to know. Lots of situations and miscommunications happen as we work towards the wedding of Alejandro and Missy.
Like I said this is pretty standard for what it is and is exactly what you are expecting. There are surprises (not that surprising) situations that get people upset at each other. Cathartic yelling matches and conversation. It kept the pace going and for people who like these movies is good to watch, but is worth waiting until it an be watched on DVD.
My Rating: 1+