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A Christmas Wedding Tail

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Artless time waster with talking dogs and grieving kids.

Movie PG 2011 88 minutes
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If only helping children deal with the loss of a parent and uniting two families with dissimilar backgrounds were as easy as this lightweight romance tries to make it seem. But lame attempts at comically planning a wedding, talking dogs whose bearing and expression have no resemblance to the words they utter, and cheap laughs at the expense of a variety of stereotypical wedding planners, musicians, and an agent (Tom Arnold is the worst of the lot) take an already shallow premise and make it offensive.

That doesn't even take into account the lack of logic throughout the movie, the far-too-easy dismissal of a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity, and finally the complete lack of suspense, since the film opens at the wedding, then flashes back. It's a harmless movie, but except for the visual beauty of its setting, it's a time-waster.

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