Released 03/03/2017 Rated: PG-13
This was a cute movie, but it got just a little bit klunky toward the later half. I enjoyed the characters and the way they all came together, though I suppose I expected some more antics. Nevertheless, it’s refreshing to have a wedding movie that doesn’t focus on the couple getting married. In fact, we don’t even see the wedding, this is all aftermath.
I enjoyed Eloise’s plot the most though I’m not sure how her predicament happens in the first place, but whatever. Despite being moved to the self-dubbed rejects table which is definitely made up of a motley crew, Eloise makes some new acquaintances and gets through the day with more than she anticipated.
There’s a side plot with Lisa Kudrow and Craig Robinson that ends up dividing the movie. I get that they wanted something with a bit more weight, but towards the end it brings the movie to a halt. Maybe if the couple didn’t get to break away from the group…but then the issue in the first place isn’t that well-developed. They could have found something better or at least handled it better.
Overall it could have been a little more charming, but I had a pleasant experience and enjoyed it for what it was. OMG, Stephen Merchant running down the hall with the wedding cake was pure gold!