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The Modern Wedding Comedy Guide
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The Modern Wedding Comedy Guide | Confetti
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The Happy Couple: Matt (Martin Freeman) and Sam (Jessica Hynes); Josef (Steven Mangan) and Isabelle (Meredith MacNeill); Michael (Robert Webb) and Joanna (Olivia Coleman)

The Hanger On: Archie (Vincent Franklin) and Gregory (Jason Watkins)

What’s the situation? A struggling bridal magazine runs a competition for couples looking to have a themed wedding; there are three finalists and the winner will be given a house. Matt and Sam plan a Busby Berkeley musical theme, despite the fact that she can’t sing. Josef and Isabelle, down-on-their-luck tennis pros, plan a tennis-flavoured event; Michael and Joanna want a nudist wedding. Amid all this, devoted couple and wedding planners Archie and Gregory try to keep all the plates spinning. Obstacles to wedded bliss include nose jobs, fist-fights, forced robing, parental rows and temporary break-ups. It’s harder to make fun of this one as it’s actually rather good, and refreshingly free of clichés. Damn it.

Worst moment: Perhaps the inept and thoroughly wimpy (on the groom’s part) punch-up on the tennis court.

Moral of the story? Never trust a magazine; they’re all sinks of iniquity and… wait, that’s not right. Ahem. The moral is that it’s the relationship that matters, not the wedding, and that good gay wedding planners are worth every penny.

Wedding checklist:

Does the wedding go ahead?
Does true love triumph?
Is there a run for love at the end?
Comic relief from elderly relatives?
Realism score 7/10

 

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