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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

1 star

Wow. This movie had a lot of potential but it was pretty much all wasted. Too bad bc it also had a pretty good cast. I think the problem was that it was kinda a silly romantic comedy that wasn't so well thought out. In addition, the conflict and drama overpowered the comedy and made it an occasionally funny dud of a movie.

- Fragglefreak, Thursday, October 28, 2010

4 stars

Interesting movie that follows a couple planning to get married. They travel home to tell their families and hope to settle their differences as well. America Ferrera, Lance Gross, Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, Anjelah Johnson, Diana-Maria Riva, and Charlie Murphy stars. Worthy!

- ileo, Monday, October 25, 2010

2 stars

A spin-off of the classic "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" with a Latin twist. Our Family Wedding is a funny, yet predictable, comedy about people trying to overcome stereotypes and adjust to changes for the love of family.

- MOVEECRITIC, Saturday, March 27, 2010