With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, THE BIG WEDDING is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco.









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Release date: Apr 26, 2013
MPAA rating: Rated R for language, sexual content and brief nudity
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Runtime: 89 min
Movie Reviews:
  • 63
    Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
    Coarse, crude but often cute, The Big Wedding serves up the spectacle of its title, and the bigger spectacle of four AARP-eligible Oscar winners cursing like sailors. more

  • 50
    USA Today - by Claudia Puig
    Forced, formulaic and never believable. It's a particularly unholy combination. more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - by Rick Groen
    It’s just such a shining example of a dull studio comedy. more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Todd McCarthy
    The fact that the three actors who do most of the fooling around — Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon — have a combined age of 202 pegs this as a sex romp for the Viagra crowd. more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer - by Steven Rea
    No one is bad in The Big Wedding, but no one is remotely believable, either. more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle - by Mick LaSalle
    Most of this huge-cast extravaganza is a botched farce. When that doesn't work, it turns sentimental. The presence of liked and familiar actors helps make it watchable, but there is no disguising that this is a weak, badly constructed comedy. At least it's short. ...

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune - by Michael Phillips
    The movie's own brand of charm has its subset of smarm. more

  • 50
    Chicago Sun-Times - by Richard Roeper
    There’s not a bad performance in this movie. De Niro, Keaton and Sarandon are particularly good, what a surprise. But it feels as if all the guests at “The Big Wedding” are wearing ID tags telling us their one Plot Point. more

  • 40
    New York Magazine (Vulture) - by Bilge Ebiri
    The Big Wedding isn’t terrible. De Niro is actually pretty good here — the script gives him plenty of raunchy one-liners, and, while they’re mostly lame, he delivers with conviction, which counts for something nowadays. more

  • 40
    Variety - by Peter Debruge
    The film isn’t so much funny as it is merely amusing — a laundry list of inappropriate and potentially embarrassing moments that strive mightily, but never quite manage to land the laugh. more

  • 40
    NPR - by Keith Phipps
    Zackham's film feels as plastic as a cake topper — and just as hard to digest. more

  • 37
    Washington Post - by Stephanie Merry
    Even the susceptible softies, who always cry at weddings, will probably leave the theater dry-eyed, not to mention feeling a little empty inside. more

  • 30
    Austin Chronicle - by Kimberley Jones
    I’m not saying there isn’t comic gold to be mined in the topic of cunnilingus and the senior set, but The Big Wedding couldn’t hit pay dirt even if it face-palmed the film first. more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times - by Betsy Sharkey
    To be fair, there are moments that earn their laughs and nostalgic memories for the marriage that was and the relationship that is that are sweet. But like many big weddings — a lot of things go wrong and not much goes right. more

  • 30
    Arizona Republic - by Bill Goodykoontz
    There is nothing about the movie that isn’t utterly predictable. You meet a character, and it’s immediately obvious what’s going to happen to him (or her). And then it happens. Maybe it’s meant to make you feel good about your deductive reasoning skills or something. But mostly it just makes you want to see something else. ...

  • 25
    Boston Globe - by Tom Russo
    Quaint and crass get together — or would that be “bump uglies”? — with awkward, thoroughly flat results in The Big Wedding, an ensemble comedy with a tonal cluelessness as surprising as the name cast that signed on for it anyway. more

  • 20
    Time Out New York - by Eric Hynes
    Cloyingly crude and dispiritingly typical ensemble Hollywood farce. more

  • 20
    New York Daily News - by Joe Neumaier
    The Big Wedding lets them all down with bottom-rung sitcom shtick and an undercurrent of squareness masquerading as absurdity. more

  • 16
    The A.V. Club - by Nathan Rabin
    It’s almost impressive how the moronic new ensemble comedy The Big Wedding manages to cram three hours’ worth of nonsensical subplots, extraneous characters, and implausible plot points into 90 minutes of streamlined idiocy. more

  • 12
    Slant Magazine - by Rob Humanick
    For a movie ultimately about what freaks we all are behind the fronts we build for the sake of normalcy, the apathetically performed The Big Wedding couldn't possibly be more square. more

  • 10
    The New York Times - by Stephen Holden
    To say that Justin Zackham’s farce The Big Wedding takes the low road doesn’t begin to do justice to the sheer awfulness of this star-stuffed, potty-mouthed fiasco. ...

  • 0
    Village Voice - by Calum Marsh
    Many Hollywood films are founded on privilege, but few are as open and nasty about their racism, misogyny, and homophobia. more

  • 0
    New York Post - by Lou Lumenick
    “I’d rather gouge my eyes out with hot spoons!’’ De Niro exclaims at one point. I’m not sure exactly what he was talking about, but I’d like to think it referred to the prospect of being forced to watch The Big Wedding. more

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