The Big Wedding (2013) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Justin Zackham
Stars: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 36 out of 120 found boring (30%)

One-line Reviews (78)

It's the actors actually that make this movie really enjoyable.

they are just empty vessels for hollow and unfunny jokes, and each time the jokes fall flat.

Incest's become relatively boring .

What a waste of actors' and viewers' time.

" The latter is on a different level, but the typical cliché jokes are also in it.

They're movies with insignificant, rather predictable complaints, little plot to dive into, and ones that have their interchangeability working against them more than any plot-point or character ever could.

It's so boring and repetitive with the same bad ideas, and goes on and on.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I did leave the theater wondering what is up with Robin Williams (Father Moinighan) and the recurring role as a Catholic priest, been there done that in License To Wed.

But even a yawn is too high an accolade for this thrown together, predictable, no storyline time waster.

It was not a "terrible" movie, just dull.

The film itself is very formulaic, from the second scene it is obvious a Shakespearean farce is being constructed.

Despite all the efforts of the Director to try very hard, forcing actors to juggle with extravagant dialogs and spark with firm charm, the sophisticated audience, overcoming a yawn, even at 5 frames knows the further development of the action's scene.

A bore despite the stellar cast .

One Of The Worst Movies Ever Made .

One therefore wonders just who will be taking this very predictable comedy to their hearts.

Other than the David Rasche and Robin Williams cameos (which were actually very funny) the rest of this movie was so cliché and boring, I would never recommend anyone watch it.

The movie is boring, lame, sad, hurtful, laugh less, and makes me want to vomit.

The movie had such a great cast and didn't use any of them to full effect,Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton didn't really get to show their dramatic acting skills enough,a great actress like Amanda Seyfried wasn't even in it very long,and Robin Williams (One of the Greatest Comedy Actors of All Time,May He Rest in Peace) could easily have improvised all of his scenes and made them so much funnier,but sadly the director obviously made him go by the script,so all of his lines were very dry humour.

The sleeping around just seems too contrived and Susan Sarandon forgiving Robert De Niro for cheating just doesn't work outside of a Continental culture.

it makes you bored to death and I had a very hard time paying attention, and when those plot reveals came I just didn't care anymore.

A waste of time and effort!

It wasn't even saved by the great cast and decent cinematography, it was just a flop of a comic attempt with a boring script.

A few funny moments, but overall a waste of time....

Really enjoyed it, fab for a rainy afternoon .

With that cast it seems like we'd have something special here but that's not the case because the screenplay is just too silly, tame and boring for it to work.

I guess there must be some people out there who enjoyed it after all.

The characters are so poorly developed, that they appear so empty.

While the first-hour is enjoyable, the second-hour is clichéd & predictable.

All the sit-con rom-com elements as old as Noah's Ark are there, haphazardly thrown together in a bold display of banality.

The movie is boring, completely unbelievable, even for a silly comedy.

Robert DeNiro as Don does tend to coast a little, but Susan Sarandon in particular is very sympathetic, and I enjoyed all the performances - Topher Grace has a nice line in gentle sarcasm, and I have - as I have a tendency to do - fallen completely in lust with Ana Ayora who plays the sister nobody knew Alejando had, and who presents a very compelling argument in favour of skinny-dipping.

It was super boring, predictable and entirely unimpressive.

It it's such a pity that it turned out to be a bore despite the super cast.

Surely this could have been that fine comedy when everything comes crashing down at one large, social gathering, but alas, The Big Wedding fell flat on its face, not knowing exactly what to do with talent and hand, and hampered by an extremely unmoving, and uninspiring story that didn't even try to be smart, since it can't get through to hearts, being without one of its own to begin with.

Bland, bitter & just whatever.

The actors and actresses can only work with what they are given to work with and in this picture they were given, for the most part, predictable scenes and uninspiring lines.

Some of the best actors in the world in the most banal movie ever.

Unfortunately Zackham's film is a big waste of time.

Predictable rubbish .

The South-American girl first wants to start something exciting with the 29 year old son who is, as mentioned earlier, still a virgin.

The humour was childish and really irritating, an under lying arrogance just made it unwatchable, De Niros worst ever film, it's such a shame as it could have been a classic!

the only problem I had was, that the premise has been done before and was very predictable.

don't waste your time, it's not worth it.

The swearing and bawdy scenes was directed in a proper and enjoyable manner, and to be fair, was what made this comedy somewhat original.

Slow, long & lacking so much in every way.

Waste of time...

That being said, it is really easy for such terrific actors to excel in such incredibly bland roles.

Intricate and fascinating scenario.

The dialogues between both were sometimes funny and entertaining.

That's how lazy, predictable and dull the plot in this movie is.

Don't waste your time watching this grotesque concoction of nothing.

Instead, we're left with a bunch of disjointed formulaic noise that's supposed to be entertaining because it's lewd, or because it pretends to be the way "real" (or is that just really rich) families are.

The movie is pattern and predictable throughout.

This is not a great film by any means, but it is gently enjoyable, and far from being as bad as it is made out to be.

A remake of a Swiss art film the plot is too familiar as often recycled for repetitive Hollywood ensemble comedy.

The story lines are very predictable, and sometimes the jokes are too simple and too wrong, but it tries to add in the right amount of drama, and ultimately, it should be entertaining to fans of the genre.

All is going nowhere.

At any rate, don't waste your time.

I got the chance to see the film last night, and I expected to laugh out loud but i didn't, I was so disappointed because the film is plain boring and there's no humor in it, only a few laughs and the laughs went to those Spanish conversations only.

However, the string of cliché dialog and situations kept me searching for even one nugget of creativity.

Wow, this is truly one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Think of the stupidest, most contrived TV sitcom you've ever seen (there are so many to choose from, I know); that's the style and level of this "comedy.

Then there's the big lie they have to put up with, because Alejandro's biological mother Madonna (Patricia Rae) is scheduled to attend his wedding, but seriously, at this point, everything had sounded terribly tedious.

It's just a fun, enjoyable story about people.

An unremarkable but enjoyable movie .

Predictable, lazy comedy .


I did find the Dr. Jared story to be the most honest and endearing, but alas it was predictable as well.

The plot is tedious, too.

It may not be the best of the "wedding comedy genre", but it is an entertaining, feel good movie.

Predictable, vulgar and nasty .

I'm not sure I would recommend this film to anyone, as it is largely a pointless film.

The whole over-constructed plot with the pretense of Don and Ellie being a couple was completely unnecessary since most of the story was very predictable, even the 'devirginater' storyline with Dr. Jared.

On top of all that it was unfunny and so so boring.

Don't waste your time with this one.

This is just rehash of the most boring plots with bad jokes that was barely even watchable.

Despite the involvement of talented actors and actresses in the movie,it was from being funny and entertaining.