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on November 9, 2014
There is virtually no nudity in this film. Nor is there violence, so I have to assume the “R” rating is purely based on periodically explicit language and implied sexual situations, particularly coming from Robert de Niro.
De Niro plays a seemingly endlessly self-centered, successful businessman and skirt chaser. The setting for the movie is the wedding of his adopted son Arturo, from South America, with the daughter of another well-to-do but superficial set of parents. Complications abound as De Niro’s first wife [played by Diane Keaton] shows up for the wedding. We soon learn that De Niro cheated on her with her best friend [played by Susan Sarandon], with whom he’s been living ever since. Then the biological kids of De Niro and Keaton arrive, and they all have their own personal axes to grind: with each other as well as with their parents. Just to top it off, Arturo’s real mother shows up from South America. Since she’s a strict Catholic and Arturo had led her to believe that De Niro and Keaton had never been divorced, he persuades the two of them to pretend they are still married, so as not to shock and disappoint his mother. Sarandon, not surprisingly miffed at the situation, drives off to stay at a hotel until the wedding is over, but keeps showing up as head-caterer, deliberately to annoy both De Niro and Keaton.
The movie isn’t as funny as it could have been, and it is more serious than expected. De Niro ends up a more human character than he appears at first, Keaton and Sarandon have some interesting conversations, the lawyer-daughter who just broke up with her boyfriend in Chicago finds out she’s pregnant by him—in short, imagine the Sarah Palin family set in Hollywood, and this is perhaps what you might get. Oh it has added sentimental value as Robin Williams plays the Catholic priest for the wedding ceremony. I can’t think of a more believable character to play a Catholic priest….Reasonably amusing and interesting if you keep your expectations low.
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on July 16, 2015
It really wasn't. It was okay. It's a fun movie to watch just for the heck of it. Kind of the cliche family wedding with closet skeletons coming out throughout the film kind of deal as to be expected. The major plot, at least what I think is the major plot, between Sarandon, De Niro and Keaton was the most entertaining out of all of them the rest were kind of boring/mediocre and a little disappointing. Then again, I don't believe it was meant to be an in depth kind of film. If you wanna kill time, have a laugh or two or wanna have some mild entertainment, this movie definitely does that job.
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on March 2, 2015
This movie was a comedy about a wedding. Many mistakes & Skelton's came out within these families. I like the actors in this movie but have to say this did not portray them at their best. I was a little bored but watched the entire movie. I would probably not recommend this movie but I have sat through worse movies than this.
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on March 30, 2015
“The Big Wedding” is awful and has no redeeming qualities. We are embarrassed that we watched it through to the end. The movie stars veteran actors Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton who did not do their legacies any favors with this rotten tomato. The movie was rife with unnecessary and inappropriate obscenities and disgusting puerile behavior. This was especially true of DeNiro’s character who acted more like a horny adolescent than the middle-aged father of the groom. Furthermore, the movie is slow moving and downright boring with not one guffaw but many groans.
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on April 10, 2017
great
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on July 15, 2017
Awesome movie!! Great cast! Lots of laughs.
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on May 14, 2017
The movie was enjoyable
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on August 6, 2015
THE FIRST 5 minutes had so much sexual references, activity, and innuendo that it was uninteresting. Yes, you can overdo a good thing. Hated the profanity, too. Hard to make sense of dialog when it's splattered with so many adjectives you can't locate a subject and verb to connect. I wish I'd never even seen the first 5 minutes. These actors are better than this. They don't need to rely to titillating sensationalism to entertain. Shame on you all.
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on May 5, 2017
Great.
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on September 8, 2015
Along the lines of Little Miss Sunshine, the characters in this movie are in a most dysfunctional family. But they are funny, and sad---and real. If you choose movies to be entertained, this one will do so. It takes a couple unexpected twists, and it has as happy an ending as can be expected under the circumstances.

I don't understand the need for vulgarity these days. Everybody does NOT talk like that.
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