Our Family Wedding
Action / Comedy / Romance
Our Family Wedding
Action / Comedy / Romance
"Our marriage, their wedding." It's lesson number one for any newly engaged couple, and Lucia and Marcus are no exception. In Our Family Wedding, they learn the hard way that the path to saying "I do" can be rife with familial strife. When they return from college and too suddenly announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers - two highly competitive over-the-top egos - can wreak a major amount of havoc on their special day. With insults flying and tempers running high, it's anyone's guess if the alpha dads will survive to make it down the aisle in one piece. Lucia's mother is busy planning the wedding of "her" dreams and the only levelheaded one in the bunch is Angela, the groom's father's best friend and lawyer, who manages to keep her cool when the madness reaches a crescendo. With only weeks to plan their wedding, Lucia and Marcus soon discover the true meaning of love and find there is truth to the saying - that when you marry someone, you marry their ...
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Guess Who is Getting Married?
Our Family Wedding is a race based culture clash comedy that starts out rather awkwardly.
Lucia Ramirez (America Ferrera) and Marcus Boys (Lance Gross) have been going out together for some time but have never told their parents about each other.
She is Hispanic, he is black. As the film starts there is an altercation when a black radio host (Forest Whitaker) as his car towed away by Carlos (Miguel Ramirez) leading to some racial slurs. You guessed it they are the dads and sparks fly when they later meet each other again.
You know where this film is going, it is a little like Meet the Parents but not as amusing. Once the ethnic differences are blown over, the film settles down as both parties understand each other but it should had been a lot funnier.
weak jokes and Whitaker doesn't have the comedic skills
Marcus Boyd (Lance Gross) and Lucia Ramirez (America Ferrera) are going home to announce their engagement to marry. Marcus' father Brad (Forest Whitaker) is a divorced radio personality. He keeps dating young girls. Her father Miguel (Carlos Mencia) doesn't even know that she has a boyfriend. The couple is moving to Laos where he's joining Doctors without Borders. They announce their wedding in front of both families during dinner but Miguel just tow Brad's car. To make things more awkward, Brad brings a date Ashley who actually played soft ball with Lucia. The fathers do not get along. Lucia's racist grandmother doesn't help. It's a clash of cultures as the fathers compete.
The biggest problem is Forest Whitaker. He is way too serious to be any good in a comedy. The man is obvious into his rom-coms having directed mostly that. He just doesn't fit that world. Carlos Mencia is a lot better fit. The racial humor could work but it needs to be much sharper. The jokes are mostly from the bottom of the barrel. They're not the best. If they're going there, they should take some risks. Some of the characters are funny. America is likable. The grandma hits some funny moments but the story has limited substance.
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quite interesting and tells us about getting-married story
I don't know why it just got low rating in IMDb. For me, this movie is a quite interesting and tells us about getting-married story. It tells us that getting married isn't easy but when you love someone and love will help you stand in every problem ahead.
Luci and Marcus are 2 persons who will get married. Their marriage isn't an usual one. They came from two different race and that makes both of their father don't like that. Furthermore, their fathers just had a problem each other on the street and that makes the condition worse. Luci and Marcus tried so many ways to convince their fathers that they are really want to get married. There were so much problem happening that made both of them finally face a crucial condition that made them wants to stop the marriage plan.
This movie tells me the real thing that really happens often in life. People who are getting married often feel not ready just before the wedding day. There are so many pressure that happens. That's not weird. It's very human being. But the thing is how you and your couple can face it together... When you love someone, you'll know how to do it and when you love someone , you'll always know that every little problem that come and will-come will strengthen your relationship. :)
I was wondering if my wedding plan will be like this. +_+ So many problem, nearly fail or maybe don't get permission from parents. lol That will be interesting and i've to prepare myself from now. ^_^