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139 of 155 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2013
The reviews here are pretty funny, I think these people thought they were looking at the next big award winning comedy or something. It is just a grab some popcorn and relax for a couple hours type of movie. Nothing amazing, nothing terrible. Should it have been better with all the stars in the cast? Perhaps. But at least if you know this going in maybe you can enjoy it more and not be set up for failure like these other folks.

It had its funny, it had some heart tugs, it had some raunchy, and a few yawning moments. All in all it was a decent comedy and I did not think I wasted my time with it. It is a slow paced comedy, won't have you jumping out of your seat in laughter but you should smile throughout most of it.

If you need a lighthearted movie night flick and nothing else is jumping out at you, this will do.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2013
I thought this movie was great! It made me smile and laugh a lot. I definitely think it is worth watching! I love movies that make me feel good and this was one of them!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2014
With all the acting talent in this movie, it was boring and not very funny. I would not recommend it to anyone.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2015
If I could I'd give this zero stars. It is beyond bad and made worse by the fact that a few of the stars in their glory would never have chosen to lend their name or presence to something so excrutiatingly bad.

Others have mentioned it and I must too: The misplaced nonstop sex theme is as good a place to start as any. Let me make crystal clear that I'm about the farthest from a prude as you can get. I'm not squeamish or uncomfortable with sex scenes, if they make sense and are done well. The early scene with DeNiro performing cunnlingus in the kitchen makes me weep for the film industry. Compare this to, say, the kitchen sex scene in "Postman Always Rings Twice." I get it, this one is played for humor, but come on. The dialogue is beyond stupid and totally unfunny. I don't know any woman of any age who would be legitimately turned on by this kind of talk, which is not witty banter at all, it's just dumb. Some women do love a funny man and find wit arousing. This is not wit.

My guess is that because these actors are "of a certain age" the idea was to prove that they're still sexual, they've still got it, whatever. But when their sex lives are played for bad jokes throughout the film, instead it's like the producers lacked the courage to show us scenes that are actually sexy and stimulating. They default to the sophomoric humor, which to my eyes suggests just the opposite of what they may have been hoping to prove. Instead of showing us older people who still enjoy good sex, we get jokes. Maybe the producers aren't as comfortable with older people having realistic sex as they are with playing such scenarios for jokes. It's just more stereotypical grandma-sex jokes ("nobody wants to see that!"), but with a Hollywood budget.

The storyline about a virginous young man (not THAT young, which itself stretches credibility) and someone's determination to make sure he's no longer a virgin by such and such time has been done to death. I've yet to see any such storyline that was not a cringefest.

I know these actors and filmmakers all have families to support and most of them are well established enough for their awesome past work that maybe they feel entitled to just say screw the audience, I'm taking this paycheck. Guess that is their right. But it is a huge disappointment.

Lastly, a caveat: I stopped watching 20 minutes before the end, and I rarely do not finish a film, even one that's not very good. I guess there's a chance something happened in the last 20 minutes that would have me writing a completely different review. But I doubt it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2014
We were disappointed this free for all, low value movie. Life is difficult enough without glorifying selfish behavior and lack of character. It is not a funny movie, nor is it a movie I would like to watch with my grandchildren.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
At the outset, the house is gorgeous! The food looked okay. Diane Keaton wore some nice outfits. Kathryn Heigl's clothes weren't as attractive. Robert DeNiro's red blazer after taking a dunking was fabulous. Other than that, I would be interested in your assessments.

Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro star as divorced parents with three children. De Niro, is a sculptor and recovering alcoholic, now lives with his girlfriend, played by Susan Sarandon, who secretly wants to be married. Everyone is meeting at their house for the youngest adopted son's wedding. Ben Barnes plays , Alejandro, the bride, Amanda Seyfried. Alejandro's real mother is coming to the wedding,and everyone must play a part to fool her. Why and how these talented actors came together for this film is the big question. Anyone have any ideas, except they did it for the money?

Not worth your money folks, people should pay us to watch it. prisrob 04-05-14
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2014
I was appalled at how terrible this movie was. With that many wonderful actors and actresses, why participate in such a stupid, offensive, pointless movie. Guess they just have spare time and have spent all their money for the month?
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The theme of this film is that "there are different kinds of love." Alejandro (Ben Barnes) was adopted from Colombia by Don (Robert De Niro) and Ellie (Diane Keaton). Alejandro is getting married to Missy (Amanda Seyfried) whose parents (David Rasche/Christine Ebersole) are embarrassingly white. Don is divorced and married his mistress Bebe (Susan Sarandon). After a decade his wife and ex-wife get along very well. Robin Williams plays the priest that will preside over the ceremony. There are also two siblings. Dr. Jared (Topher Grace) is a 29 year old virgin. Lyla (Katherine Heigl) just left her husband. Just about everyone in the group has a dirty little secret that comes into play, but for the most part doesn't mesh well.

If this wasn't enough, Alejandro's biological mother (Patricia Rae) is coming up from Colombia for the wedding. She is very Catholic and considers divorce a sin. She doesn't know Don and Ellie are divorced so they will pretend they aren't (yawn). She shows up with a daughter (Ana Ayora) who has designs for Jared.

The film has great stars and a great indie style plot and characters. The secrets make for a great story. However it didn't come together. The dialouge failed to create on screen chemistry. Too much of the film seemed fake, the characters never hooked you. The humor consisted of embarrassment more than anything. Attempts to make fun of the Catholic Church were weak. It would make for a decent one night rental, but not the heart warming indie keeper we love.

Parental Guide: F-bombs. Brief sex, brief nudity (Ana Ayora).
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2013
This was the worst movie! I cannot believe this many great actors signed on to be so terrible in one movie. What the heck? A waste of time, nothing to praise.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2014
I saw the average 2 1/2 star rating but it was free on prime and had top talent..so how bad can it be. Well save your time. The plot points were forced, the relationships don't make sense, and I did not laugh once. I love so many of the stars of this film in their other movies and shows. Watch any of those instead.
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