The Big Wedding is opening in theaters nationwide this week, which makes it the perfect time to rank the all-time best movies in the wedding-run-amok rom-com subgenre. Because this type of romantic comedy has been around since the 1930s, there are plenty of contenders, however movies like The Hangover or Wedding Crashers don't really qualify. After all, the movies we're focusing on are both wedding-centric and sweet; rom-coms that we could take our great aunts to, not raunchy, hard-R comedies that we'd watch with our drinking buddies.
So, will it be a Julia Roberts movie that takes the top spot or will a classic black-and-white flick reign supreme? Cast your vote now for the best rom-com to ever tie the knot on the silver screen.
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Posted 04.23.13 by reelz
"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. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.20.13 by Ryan
At least it has a great cast.
Sometimes, a romantic comedy with a generic title and an all-star cast can be sweet, funny, and a love letter to the genre itself, like Love Actually or Playing by Heart. Other times, it can be an insipid mess. The first trailer for Big Wedding leaves us apprehensive about which category this wedding-run-amok comedy will fall into.
Pretend marriages, cute dogs, awkward moments with exes, language barriers, husband-stealing "best friends," long lost family members, and kooky clergymen aren't exactly brand new in the world of movies about weddings, but maybe there will be a fresh take on some old material? With a cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, and Robert De Niro we can remain hopeful that this is an excellent movie that simply had an unfortunate, generic trailer cut for it. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.01.12 by Mandy