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Saturday, October 23, 2010
Saturday Movie Review: To Rent or Not to Rent
This week I picked up Our Family Wedding from the library. Now that I think about it, there hasn't been that many wedding movies lately that I have seen.
America Ferrera stars as Lucia, a smart young Latina who dropped out of law school and is ready to marry her African-American boyfriend Marcus (Lance Gross). They start the movie off by already living together, but both of their parents don't know much if anything about who they are dating. Lucia and Marcus decide they will tell their parents they are getting married all at once over dinner with both sets of parents.
Prior to the dinner, Marcus's dad Brad (Forest Whitaker) gets his car towed by Lucia's dad Miguel (Carlos Mencia), and of course at the time neither know who each other are. So you can only imagine the dinner scene when the families meet for the first time.
Regina King is also in the movie as Angela, Brad's longtime friend and lawyer, who acts as a mother figure to Marcus and keeps Brad in line.
The movie is all about two families with different cultures and backgrounds trying to make sure their tradition is part of the wedding. Angela tells Marcus and Lucia that it is their marriage, but their parents wedding.
If you are in the mist of planning your wedding, then you should watch this movie to see how much "fun" families have in planning the perfect wedding.
I would recommend this movie and I thought it was funny and enjoyable. Enjoy!