OK. You have four Oscar winners; Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon.
How do you go wrong?
Easy. With The Big Wedding.
The movie masks itself as a comedy about how a dysfunctional, divorced couple ( Robert DeNiro and Diane Keaton) must pretend to be still married at their adopted son’s wedding in order to please the guest of honor: his religious birth mother. Among all of their family and friends, the hoax snowballs into an absolutely unfunny yet oftentimes vulgar comedy.
Don’t get me wrong. Vulgar, when done right, (think Melissa McCarthy’s mouth), is brilliant. This is just utter vile drivel oozing out of the mouths of aging Oscar winners who’d be better off firing their agents or looking a lot more closely at the scripts that come their ways in the future.
Any more roles like this for Robert DeNiro, and he will be relegated to Lifetime Television original movies.
The Big Wedding was plagued with release delays. See poster below showing an October 26, 2012 release date, which never came to fruition. It was originally scheduled for theatrical release in 2011.
The fact that the movie studio didn’t even want to release it should tell you a lot.
Do yourself a favor and RSVP “NO” to this wedding.