A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
"Real success means you do what you wish." "Reality isn't ever perfect."
Positive Role Models
Alex lies to his fiancée when telling her the truth would have been simpler.
The action takes place in Brazil with a largely Brazilian cast of different races. Two gay men pledge commitment to each other.
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Violence & Scariness
A man threatens people with a rifle and machete. Women punch out a blackmailer.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
References include "BDSM, fisting, f--king, orgies, throuples, and threesomes." A couple is seen in bed after sex, with backsides visible.
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"F--k," "s--t," "damn," "hell," "ass," "piss," and "crap."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Plot points revolve around adults making bad decisions about getting drunk and high. A woman is seen throwing back at least three tequila shots. People unknowingly consume weed edibles and get high. Two in-laws get drunk together. The movie doesn't exactly glorify inebriation, but it does make it look fun.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wedding Games is an unremarkable comedy about all the things that can go wrong before a destination wedding, but not nearly as good as such precursors as Bridesmaids, Palm Springs, or The Best Man. Seemingly unprovoked sexual references are made to "BDSM, fisting, f--king, orgies, throuples, threesomes," and a couple is seen post-sex with their backsides visible. Plot points revolve around adults making bad decisions about getting drunk and high. Adults drink a lot at a bachelorette party and others unknowingly eat edibles and get high. Two in-laws get drunk together. The movie doesn't exactly glorify inebriation, but it does make it look fun. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "damn," "hell," "ass," "piss," and "crap." In Portuguese with English subtitles. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Wedding Games is one of those innocuous, forgettable movies that offers not a single fresh or creative moment. It's based on a one-idea script -- heading to a destination wedding, everyone encounters problems -- and even that can't sustain any character development. Most of this feels like useless filler, making 79 minutes feel ten times as long.
One can see every problem coming, if one wanted to spend the energy giving this froth a moment of thought. Bridesmaids, Palm Springs, The Best Man, and hundreds of other movies have done everything here far better. Every possible tired joke -- about in-laws, wedding dresses, seating plans, decorations, wine selection, catering, desserts, music -- is trotted out, and to the degree that any substantial issue is even explored, it is generally left unresolved. Characters are introduced, as are their problems, and then dropped, undeveloped. The bride's father pines for his divorced wife, the bride's mother, but they never even meet, so why is that fact introduced? Mothers-in-law get drunk together in a scene we've all seen before. Much of the dialogue is, at best, idiotic. Here's one of the film's final pearls: "We can't be ashamed of being happy." Deep, huh? One can feel one's intelligence being sucked away as the words pour forth. This movie is a great argument against destination weddings and the movies about them.
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