Box art for Our Family Wedding

Our Family Wedding

comedy


Newly engaged couple Lucia and Marcus learn the hard way that the path to saying "I do" can be rife with familial strife.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    13%
  • Audience Score
    48%

common sense

ON for kids age 14
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
2 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
1 out of 5

Too many stereotypes in this otherwise OK, if bland romcom.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this imperfect, but heartfelt family-friendly film attempts to address a challenging subject: interracial marriage. In doing so, it doesn't quite steer clear of clichs, but does entertain while at least partly moving the discussion forward. Stereotyping (including making jokes about Latinos' ability to speak English) dilutes what could've made this into a thought-provoking comedy about race. There's some swearing (including "s--t"), social drinking (and one scene of drunkeness), and a bit of kissing and groping between adults.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about stereotypes. Do you think the film went over the top in its depiction of the cultureclash that ensues between Lucia's and Marcus' relatives? Were some ofthe stereotypical jokes offensive?
  • Talk about the couple's decision to marry, and how they spring it on theirrespective families. Are their reactions understandable? Why, or whynot?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, America Ferrera, Lance Gross, Regina King, Mimi Michaels, Hayley Marie Norman, Anna Maria Horsford, Natalina Maggio, Lupe Ontiveros Director: Rick Famuyiwa Summary: Forest Whitaker and funnyman Carlos Mencia butt heads as two domineering dads forced to set aside their culture-clash differences and team up to plan their children's wedding, with only two weeks until the big day arrives. America Ferrera plays the pregnant bride-to-be opposite Lance Gross as her medical resident fianc in this wacky comedy. My Thoughts: "There where only two funny things in this movie and that was Anjelah Johnson and the goat. The rest just felt like I had already seen it. Which is where the movie 'Guess Who' came into mind. The same concept, just not as funny. I am surprised at how bad it was considering some of the cast that is in the film. But it really was just a waste of a rental."

- LWOODS04, Thursday, August 19, 2010

0 star

After a weekend of good films (three in a row) I was treated to this horrible mess of a film. I don't need to discuss the plot because you know the plot. There is nothing new here. It's called Meet The Fockers. Watching this film will steal a piece of your soul. Not a large piece, but enough that you will notice. The script is a mess. Every character in this film must be bipolar by the way they change attitudes toward each other on the drop of a dime. The acting is shit and the cast includes a damn Oscar winner. Forrest, do not pull a Cuba Gooding, Jr. Please, for all that is holy! I can't write anymore. In closing, the script, direction, and acting is the equivalent to a third grade play about Transformers and Bakugan. This review almost sucks as bad as this movie. Please, don't get suckered into this one.

- sononothing, Monday, July 19, 2010

2 stars

cute though predictable "us versus them" take, reinforcing racist stereotyping with "comedy"! isn't that something? america ferrera and regina king almost rise above this quagmire of stilted whilst forrest whitaker and carlos mencia, forced by plot to wallow in it, manage to do so w/o making you upchuck.

- ApeneckFletcher, Tuesday, March 16, 2010