July 21, 2021
Sweet Rom-com with lots of lovable characters
Plot surrounds a wedding between Hayley and her Italian husband-to-be Roberto. Jack, Hayley's brother is the overall hero of the story, who is always trusted to resolve other people's problems without a thought about himself. The story deals with lots of moral issues around both the main and supporting characters. An old childhood acquaintance of Jack and Hayley attends the wedding uninvited after sleeping with Hayley 3 weeks before. The majority of problems caused by this relate to Marc's use of drugs in order to ruin Hayley and Roberto's wedding. The film has a 'what if' sort of approach to the wedding, for example, where the seating cards were placed on the table determined the outcome of the wedding for not only Hayley and Roberto, but other supporting characters too. The audience constantly feels bad for Jack, as the one thing that he has wanted for three years is to be with Dina. He attempts this on multiple of occasions, yet he is unsuccessful at the wedding because he is called upon to help to solve everyone else's problems. The film isn't without positive messages, Rebecca and Bryan (two unusual characters) are at the beginning of a beautiful romance, as they both accept each other the way they are, unlike anyone they had met before. Chaz and Amanda were a couple who were constantly at war, and they realised that making things work wasn't always the best option. Sidney, often seen as an outcast, learnt to listen and became such a better person because of it. This is a beautiful story, not without its ups and downs, but it is well worth a watch with mature children due to the frequent language and drug references. All in all, it is such an underrated film.
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May 28, 2020
It’s not good and definitely not appropriate for younger kids.