Review: The Big Wedding
“Robert DeNiro, ostensibly “back” as a frontline serious actor after Silver Linings Playbook, slides back into schlock comedy as quickly as you can say The Godfather. Yet, playing a horny, blunt and frisky wiseguy of a different sort, he is the least of Big Wedding’s considerable shortcomings. A climactic scene where the principle actors stand around in their wedding finery confessing hidden truths to each other feels like they’re aiming their lines over each other’s shoulders. Diane Keaton, wise and elegant, often seems to be in a different movie. Together, DeNiro and Keaton prepare for their adopted son, Alejandro’s wedding by pretending to still be married since Alejandro’s Colombian biological mother is both very Catholic and coming to the wedding. Robin Williams as a sneering priest adds to the Catholic nods and winks.”
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