The Wedding Video

The Wedding Video

Nigel Cole (2012)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


An inept would-be film-maker decides to document his brother's wedding on video. The bride's social climbing family is determined this will be the most spectacular event imaginable, setting in motion a series of disasters the camera-wielding best man is on hand to record. Comedy, starring Rufus Hound, Lucy Punch and Robert Webb.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Nigel Cole
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Swearing, nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 17 Aug 2012