If this low-budget indie is any indication, the younger Levinson's creative sensibilities appear to be darker than his dad's, the voice clearly his own.
—Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times
As the groom's brassy-babe stepmother, Demi Moore does her own share of scenery chewing, but at least she looks like she's having fun.
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
Though some of the movie's performances flirt with caricature (Siobhan Fallon's loud-mouthed aunt, Demi Moore as a brash and overtly sexual second wife), the movie has a center of gravity just strong enough to contain them.
—John DeFore Hollywood Reporter
...anguished and histrionic and in its strongest moments very, very good. But it is also overpopulated, strident and constitutionally unable to step back and scrutinize itself.
—Stephen Holden New York Times
Mistaking over-the-top dysfunctional family cruelty for comedy and drama...
—Rob Nelson Variety
Even at a supposed celebration, the well-bred and well-off aren't really happy at all. So the title is ironic. Thanks for that profound insight.
—Kyle Smith New York Post
...a dysfunctional family meltdown movie about an impending wedding that only grows more aggravating as it unwinds.
—Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor
...a portrait of one clan's reunion for a wedding that overflows with characters even more repugnant than the irony of its groan-worthy title.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
Hoping to distract us from the zero ideas found in his film, Levinson demands that his cast act loudly and unbearably, a task for which Demi Moore...is perfectly suited.
—Melissa Anderson Village Voice