New Trailer for Big Wedding Starring Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Diane Keaton
03.20.13 by Ryan
"Oh yeah, I forgot, you haven't laughed since the '60s."
Comedy may often look easy, but line up the growing number of big-screen comedy misfires and its clear that it isn't. In fact, recent evidence suggests that its harder to get audiences to laugh than it is to get them to enjoy, say, a 3-D visual spectacle or a potentially scary thriller.
Take next month's Big Wedding, for instance. Despite a cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Topher Grace and Robert De Niro, we couldn't find much to like in the movie's first trailer, but now another trailer has arrived in hopes of impressing audiences.
Unlike the previous trailer, which suffered from explaining the movie's unnecessarily complicated plot, the latest trailer does a better job of trying to show the movie's humor, while still trying to sell the idea that divorced couple Don and Ellie (De Niro and Keaton), who really "hate" each other (in movie parlance, we know it's the opposite), yet are forced to pretend to be married in order for the sake of their adopted son's Catholic birth mother.
If The Big Wedding feels like a familiar contrivance, that's becuase it sort of is, as it's a remake of the 2006 French comedy Mon Frère se Marie. While the impressive cast looks game, we're still on fence over whether writer director Justin Zackham, who wrote 2007's The Bucket List, can deliver in his directorial debut. Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments section below.