The Wedding Video

MV5BMTEyODgzMDU4NDleQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU3MDg1OTA3MTg@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_Lucy Punch, Harriet Walter, Robert Webb, Rufus Hound, Michelle Gomez, Matt Berry

Tim and Saskia are soon to be married. Tim’s brother, Raif, is the best man as well as maker of the very unofficial wedding video. He is aiming for an independent filmmaking style, capturing behind-the-scenes images and the ‘warts and all’ of the whole wedding – the tension, the personal and private moments.

Mother-of-the-bride, Alex, is trying to outdo every other Cheshire mother in organising the biggest, the best, the most extreme wedding of the season. The pressure finally gets to Saskia, who turns to Raif for a bit of fun and stress relief.  Tim isn’t happy with Saskia bunking off, adding to the tension already surrounding the couple. Will they make it to the church on time? And will the camera have to stop rolling?

I have been waiting for Lucy Punch to have her own leading role, and I wasn’t disappointed in her. This film is terrific. There hasn’t been a lot of films in the last couple of years that have made me laugh like this! 

The script is excellent. Usually wedding rom coms tick off a check list of over-the-top and stereotypical characters: the scary father-in-law; the controlling mother of the bride; the rebellious sister; the idiot best man; and the gay wedding planner all in a tither. But, thankfully, this film doesn’t stick to the formula and you don’t see any of these characters.

Punch is just tremendous; Michelle Gomez as the wedding planner is hilarious; and Rufus Hound is extremely likeable. The dialogue is fluid, the pace is just right, the relationships are realistic, and the comedy is subtle and smooth. I really like this film and will watch it again. One of the best (if not the best) romantic comedy film of 2012.

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Posted on 12/08/2013, in the whole rom com list, top rom coms, weddings rom coms and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Wedding Video.

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