The story of British groom David (Samuel) and three friends descending on the moneyed Australian boondocks for his wedding to overachieving Mia (Brent) has to be good for a few role-reversal laughs – and it is! But the scene with a hand up a sheep’s bum was a long time coming and doesn’t make up for the weedy love story set in an entourage whose ‘otherness’ just doesn’t click: the fake-lesbian sister, the pot-soaked best man, and Olivia Newton-John as the bride’s mum swinging from the marquee’s chandelier? Come on, people.
A Few Best Men (Die Trauzeugen) | Directed by Stephan Elliott (Australia, UK 2011) with Laura Brent, Xavier Samuel. Starts June 16