The Big Wedding (2013, dir. Justin Zackham, USA)

The Big Wedding

“It’s difficult to assess what sort of audience The Big Wedding is attempting to play to. Too family-oriented for randy teens, yet too raunchy for family viewing, it occupies a strange middle ground decidedly uncommitted to appeal to anyone at all. If the tawdry humour – De Niro fellating Sarandon in the opening minutes – doesn’t offend, some of the film’s race and gender misconceptions almost certainly will. After spotting son Jared being pleasured by Nuria under the dinner table, a shocked Ellie whisks the young Colombian woman off to the bathroom for a lesson in how women are expected to behave, as if white females have the sole privilege to this knowledge.”

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