Wedding Daze

Cited as a mix between Wedding Crashers and American Pie, I knew I had to give this film a spin. After all, what’s wrong with a little idiotic comedy every now and again? I’d read the synopsis and guessed from the off this was going to be some wacky film! I suppose it goes without saying, given it stars the nutty Jason Biggs?

Anyway, I watched this with an open mind hoping for some belly laughs. The film begins with Anderson (Biggs) dressing up as Cupid to meet his girlfriend in a posh restaurant and propose to her. He even goes so far as to rub baby oil into his skin (*shudder*). On reading the love of his life a poem which culminates in the proposal, he waits with baited breath for a reply, but all he gets is to see his beloved drawing her last breath and keeling over on the floor.

A year later and Anderson is still horribly depressed over the death of his fiancee – though technically she never said yes. Anderson’s best friend Ted is at his wit’s end and takes the harsh approach, telling him to “get over it.” Unfortunately, Anderson takes this advice a little too literally and proposes to the next girl he lays eyes on – Katie, the pretty waitress in the cafe they’re in! Even more shocking, she says yes.

What follows next is a crazy attempt for the couple to get to know each other, do the whole “meeting the parents” thing and then actually get married! There are several hiccups on the way, mainly involving Katie’s jailbird father escaping to give his little girl away and causing all kinds of havoc.

Overall, this wasn’t a bad film. This is probably because I’ve seen so many films in the same strain, but it did seem to me to be a huge mixture of lots of other films. But to be honest, it wasn’t as funny as I was expecting. It raised a couple of titters, but I doubt anyone is going to be rolling in the aisles. So it’s pretty mediocre – worth a watch, but isn’t going to win any points for originality.

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