The Wedding Video

  • 15
  • Nigel Cole (2012)
  • UK
  • 90 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

This fresh take on mockumentaries follows the build-up to an over-the-top wedding, all filmed by best man Raif (comedian Rufus Hound). The film isn't entirely original, however, given that a familiar love-triangle plot links the usual spoofs on the military-style planning that the big day seems to require. Bride-to-be Saskia (Lucy Punch) is an old school crush of Raif's, while the groom, Tim (Robert Webb), is his brother. Webb gives a sly, amusing performance here, frowning with suspicion when Raif encourages Saskia to rediscover her inner wild child and eliciting the audience's sympathy whenever his brother can't resist a spot of comedy grandstanding. However, the real stars of the show are Punch - an underrated comedy talent - and Harriet Walter, as her excitable mother. Director Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls) has a good feel for female angst and, except for a very silly ending, his film goes down as easily as a glass of bubbly.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Lucy Punch, Robert Webb and Rufus Hound. Best man Raif decides that the perfect gift for the bride and groom would be a filmed record of the happy event and the days leading up to it, but he also captures moments that threaten to spoil the party.

Cast and crew

Cast

Raif
Rufus Hound
Saskia
Lucy Punch
Tim
Robert Webb
Alex
Harriet Walter
Patricia
Miriam Margolyes
Roger
Matt Berry
Reverend Dobbs
Angus Barnett
Andrew
Kevin Eldon
Jenna
Michelle Gomez
Des
Barry Jackson
Konstantin's interpreter
Gina Bramhill
Tara
Julianne White
Jacqui
Felicity Dean

Crew

Director
Nigel Cole

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Swearing and nudity.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 17 Aug 2012
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy