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"THE BIG WEDDING"
(2013) (Robert De Niro, Diane Keating) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Dramedy: A long-divorced couple pretends to be married again in order to appease their adopted son's biological mother who's flown in for his wedding.
PLOT:
Don (ROBERT DE NIRO) and Ellie (DIANE KEATON) have been divorced for more than a decade, but are brought back together for the marriage of their adopted son, Alejandro (BEN BARNES), to Missy (AMANDA SEYFRIED), the daughter of Muffin (CHRISTINE EBERSOLE) and Barry (DAVID RASCHE). The latter aren't excited about her marrying a non-Caucasian, but Alejandro's siblings, Lyla (KATHERINE HEIGL) and Jared (TOPHER GRACE), couldn't be happier, which also holds true for Don's longtime live-in girlfriend, Bebe (SUSAN SARANDON).

A big issue arises when Alejandro's biological mother, Madonna (PATRICIA RAE), and sister, Nuria (ANA AYORA), fly in for the wedding. While Nuria is quite liberal, Madonna is conservative and Alejandro worries that she won't accept the fact that Don and Ellie are divorced. Accordingly, and with Father Moinighan (ROBIN WILLIAMS) waiting in the wings to perform the ceremony, the family decides to pretend that the two are still married. As the big day approaches, everyone must contend with the ramifications of that as well as their various individual issues.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Some of the younger cast members might draw in some teenagers, but beyond that it doesn't seem too likely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language, sexual content and brief nudity.


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