Films

Our Family Wedding

March 12th 2010
  • Comedy/Romance,
  • PG-13,
  • 90 min,
  • Fox Searchlight
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  • Cast: America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker, Susanna Musotto, Taye Diggs, Regina King, Lance Gross, Natalina Maggio, Fred Armisen, Charles Q. Murphy, Anna Maria Horsford, Carlos Mencia, Hayley Marie Norman, Anjelah N. Johnson, Jacqueline Mazarella, Lupe Ontiveros, Shondrella Avery, Diana-Maria Riva, Carlee Avers, Gina Rodriguez, Délé Ogundiran, Joaquin Pastor, Tonita Castro, Skylan Brooks
  • Director: Rick Famuyiwa
  • Writers: Wayne Conley, Malcolm Spellman, Rick Famuyiwa
  • Producers: Edward Saxon, Steven J. Wolfe
  • Co Producer: Scott Hyman
  • Art Direction: Colin De Rouin
  • Casting: Kim Coleman
  • Costume Design: Hope Hanafin
  • D.O.P.: Julio Macat
  • Editor: Dirk Westervelt
  • Makeup: Debra Denson
  • Music: Transcenders
  • Production Design: Linda Burton
  • Set Decoration: Gia Grosso

Storyline

"Our marriage, their wedding." It's lesson number one for any newly engaged couple, and Lucia (America Ferrera) and Marcus (Lance Gross) are no exception. In Our Family Wedding, they learn the hard way that the path to saying "I do" can be rife with familial strife. When they return from college and too suddenly announce their marriage plans, they soon discover that their fathers - two highly competitive over-the-top egos - can wreak a major amount of havoc on their special day.

With insults flying and tempers running high, it's anyone's guess if the alpha dads (Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia) will survive to make it down the aisle in one piece. Lucia's mother (Diana Maria Riva) is busy planning the wedding of "her" dreams and the only levelheaded one in the bunch is Angela (Regina King), the groom's father's best friend and lawyer, who manages to keep her cool when the madness reaches a crescendo. With only weeks to plan their wedding, Lucia and Marcus soon discover the true meaning of love and find there is truth to the saying - that when you marry someone, you marry their entire family.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Some sexual content and brief strong language
  • Production Companies: Sneak Preview Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Production Schedule: June 2009 - August 2009

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2010 Guide Analysis: "If it weren't for the mild amusement of witnessing Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia butting heads on screen, there'd be nothing to recommend about this otherwise ordinary sounding and more dramatic 'Meet the Parents' style story from "The Wood" and "Brown Sugar" writer/director Rick Famuyiwa. Maybe it'll surprise and score some good reviews, but for now it's one of the year's more immediately dismissible pictures (not helped by a lack of promotional material thus far)."

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