Last Wedding (2001) from Tuna

Last Wedding (2001) is a Canadian film studying the deterioration of three marriages. Frida Betrani and Benjamin Ratner are to be married after knowing each other for 6 months. She is supposed to be a country singer, and he is a manager at a siding sales company. They are clearly in lust, but nobody thinks they are ready for marriage except them. They turn out to be monumentally incompatible. Vincent Gale is an architect with strong retro views on what should be done to preserve architectural styles and the flavor of a city. Molly Parker is about to graduate, and wants a job designing buildings, and making lots of money. It is clear even at the beginning that the two are headed for conflicts. Tom Scholte is a college literature professor, who is no longer fascinated by his conservative librarian wife, Nancy Sivak. All six are friends, living in Vancouver.


Frida Betrani shows her breasts while getting dressed for the wedding

Nancy Sivak shows her breasts and possibly pubes in a sex scene in an alley behind a dumpster.

Betrani turns out to be a dismal singer, not very bright, really pushy, a slob, and spends all day every day watching Soaps. It is clear this is going to be a short marriage. The job disagreements between Gale and Parker drive them apart after she joins a firm that represents everything he is against. Sholte has an affair with a student, Marya Delver which causes his break-up.
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The film is technically excellent. It is a fresh look at the battle of the sexes, which deserves credit, and has more humor than the average character-driven drama.

The Critics Vote

  • no major reviews online

  • was nominated for six genies, but four of those were for acting. The film itself was nominated for editing and art direction

The People Vote ...



IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description,  I think the romantic comedy crowd, the character driven drama folks, and those interested in relationships will all enjoy this, so the proper score is probably B-.

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