The big loss
A rom-com playacting its way around conservative attitudes towards sex and marriage, this production contains a number of well-written gags poking fun at so-called ‘modern’ family life. The older generation smirks and sails their way through the jokey first half, before some kind of ‘point’ involving pregnancy rescuing a faltering relationship signposts just how liberal the movie actually is. That is, not very. Enjoyable enough, if you leave your forward-thinking brain at the door…
The Big Wedding | Directed by Justin Zackham (USA 2013) with Robert de Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Ben Barnes, Amanda Seyfried. Starts May 30
Originally published in issue #117, June 2013.