The Big Wedding Review

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Long-divorced couple Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton spend a wedding weekend pretending to be still married to avoid offending the sensibilities of their adopted son's birth mother.


It's clear writer-director Justin Zackham has tried to shake up the family rom-com formula, but adding a lick of sex and some risqué language won’t do it if you cram in so many clichés — the cast, though stellar, have all been here before.

So, drama haunts another Amanda Seyfried wedding, Robin Williams plays another eccentric priest, Diane Keaton’s another underconfident-yet-fabulous matriarch and Katherine Heigl’s still unlucky in love. Meanwhile, the decision to cast Ben Barnes as a Latino and then make race an issue is bizarre. Only Sarandon and De Niro emerge with any dignity.

Ben Barnes as a Colombian? Really?