Saturday, August 31, 2013


Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams,
Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried,
Topher Grace, Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes

"It's never too late to start acting like a Family"

Long divorced couple Don (Robert de Niro) and Ellie (Diane Keaton) must pretend to still be married for Alejandro (Ben Barnes), their adopted son's wedding. His biological mother is quite conservative and traditional and he never told her about his parents' divorce.   

His lawyer sister Lyla (Katherine Heigl) is going through a rough patch in her own marriage while his younger brother, Jared (Topher Grace) the doctor is well let's say saving himself for marriage. Soon enough, confusion surfaces as it is the case when people act under false pretenses. 

After I watched a film about a 5 year engagement, I thought it would be fun to see a movie about a wedding. I chose this one for its stellar cast but ultimately felt a bit disappointed it did not live up to expectations. I can't really fault the cast as they did a good job as usual when it comes to the acting part. 

So naturally the blame shifts to the storyline. Although it had the potential to be a funny romantic comedy about family bonding moments during a wedding, it wasn't developed enough to create a significant impact. Alright given that it is a light fare movie, it still lacked something to give it a nice boost.

It is safe to say that the cast of veteran actors composed of Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams and Robert de Niro would be the main attraction.  Because even though the title suggests a wedding, the focus wasn't on the couple who will be united in holy matrimony but more on the shenanigans of the older members of the entourage.

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