The Wilde Wedding (2017)

  • Time: 95 min
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: Damian Harris
  • Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, Minnie Driver

Storyline:

A retired film star’s wedding to her fourth husband brings chaos when their families (and her ex-husband) show up for the festivities.

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  • Ex-wives, ex-husbands, sons and daughters of both, and close friends gather for the wedding of movie siren Eve Wilde (Glenn Close) and writer Harold Alcott (Patrick Stewart with goofy hairdo in tote). For 95 minutes, the drunk jibber-jabber and suggested amour just goes on and on. That’s the gist of The Wilde Wedding, my latest review.

    So OK, wanna recipe for an exasperating, comic misfire with a screw loose ending and some out of place narration? Just hire big name stars and an unknown director. Yeah you know I’m talking about The Wilde Wedding.

    The Wild Wedding is weddings gone wild! It’s like a slight makeover of 2013’s The Big Wedding. I disliked The Big Wedding and remembered being incredibly vexed by it. As for The Wilde Wedding, well I disliked that flick just as much.

    “Wilde” has well-known actors and C-list culprits looking lost. They are in a film full of bare-bones plot points and smug personalities. I mean come on, what was the real basis for making The Wilde Wedding? It never saw the light of day in theaters anyway and for good reason.

    Director Damian Harris provides lackadaisical direction along with the tired adage of an occasional documentary feel (those darn video cameras). His “Wilde” also contains too many characters, incestuous relationships, visible texting, drug use, moonlight sex, and the infrequent mosaic of overlapping dialogue. About the only thing truly memorable in “Wilde”, is its scenery which consists of naturally pretty, Ardsley, New York.

    All in all, The Wilde Wedding with it’s co-stars consisting of John Malkovich (“Wilde’s” only charismatic performance), Minnie Driver, and Noah Emmerich, is like a more sophisticated version of 2017’s Mad Families (my pick for worst film of this year). That doesn’t mean I’m giving it any compliments. Rating: 1 and a half stars.

    Rating; 1.5 out of 4 stars

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