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: 38 out of 127 found boring (29.92%)

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

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

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

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

Intricate and fascinating scenario.

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.

Really enjoyed it, fab for a rainy afternoon .

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

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.

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

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

What a waste of actors' and viewers' time.

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

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

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

An unremarkable but enjoyable movie .

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

The dialogues between both were sometimes funny and entertaining.

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

The movie is pattern and predictable throughout.

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

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.

At any rate, don't waste your time.

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.

It was super boring, predictable and entirely unimpressive.

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.

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

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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

Incest's become relatively boring .

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 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.

Predictable, lazy comedy .

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

Waste of Time .

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.

Bland, bitter & just whatever.

A bore despite the stellar cast .

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.

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

A waste of talent and an even bigger waste of money.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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


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!

Don't waste your time with this one.

Slow, long & lacking so much in every way.

Predictable rubbish .

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

The plot is tedious, too.

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

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

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.

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.

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

All is going nowhere.

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.

Waste of time...

One Of The Worst Movies Ever Made .

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

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

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.

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

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

Predictable, vulgar and nasty .

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.

A waste of time and effort!

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.

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

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