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LOVE. WEDDING. REPEAT. (2020): The Things I Liked…

Love Wedding Repeat (2020), Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, Netflix.
Love Wedding Repeat (2020), Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, Netflix.

In new Netflix comedy Love Wedding Repeat, Sam Claflin is Jack, a big brother trying to make sure his little sister’s wedding goes as smoothly as possible. Quite the challenging task considering the various characters both invited and not who arrive with their own issues in tow. To further complicate things, Jacks ‘one that got away’ is there, plus a sedative gets misplaced with highly unhelpful circumstances.

Also starring Olivia Munn, Joel Fry, Freida Pinto, and Eleanor Tomlinson; director Dean Craig’s film has some good moments, both humorous and moving. Even though I did definitely laugh, I don’t quite have a specific, most memorable funny moment that stood out in a way that I could recount in years to come. Nevertheless, I did really like Fry’s physical performance once he was, let’s say, ‘under the influence.’ It’s in fact Claflin and Fry’s performances that stand out most for me in good ways. 

As for the aforementioned ‘moving moments,’ I’m a complete sucker for beautiful sibling relationships and Love Wedding Repeat certainly has that. Overall, the last third of the movie is my favourite. Surprise surprise! It’s where most of the beautifully written dialogue and affecting moments take place.

The things I wish were different about Craig’s movie just so I’d have had an even better time include, firstly, the idea of telling two versions of the same story. The way it was executed in terms of how everything flowed was a tad awkward. I also definitely don’t recall which character the film’s narrator (who sounded a lot like Dame Judi Dench) was supposed to be because i don’t think it was mentioned.

Love Wedding Repeat (2020), Olivia Munn, Netflix.
Love Wedding Repeat (2020), Olivia Munn, Netflix

Secondly, what I found most annoying overall – even though I forgot about it soon after because there was so much going on is the moving of the place settings. Perhaps too much time has passed since I’ve been to a wedding but it simply didn’t make sense to me why the children would move the names around on that specific table and so deliberately without being asked to do so. It all just seemed too convenient a plot device.

Thirdly, some of the humour in Love Wedding Repeat simply felt awkward because a handful of jokes seemed to go on for too long. I definitely thought (maybe out loud) ‘Yes, yes. I get the point’ a couple of times.

Last but not least, I know only too well that no one is perfect but it sucked a little to learn around the halfway point hat one of the characters I’d been rooting for wasn’t as honest as I’d hoped.  

On balance, Love Wedding Repeat is one of those comedies you watch without setting your expectations too high. It’s definitely not as smooth as Four Weddings and A Funeral (1994) or the first Bridget Jones Diary (2001) movie but it does have its charm. Especially if you’re partial to the best parts of romantic comedies.

Watch it for a little romance, a one hour forty minute virtual Italian getaway and good performances by Claflin and Fry in particular. The three main ladies good too and are also absolutely gorgeous. Namely Munn, Tomlinson and Pinto; not that you needed telling.

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LOVE. WEDDING. REPEAT. (2020): New Trailer Starring Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, Freida Pinto…

Love Wedding Repeat (2020), Sam Claflin, Netflix
Love Wedding Repeat (2020), Eleanor Tomlinson, Sam Claflin, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Love. Wedding. Repeat. (2020).

Directed and co-written by  Dean Craig; Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, and Freida Pinto’s latest comedy, Love Wedding Repeat tells the story of Jack; a young man trying to make sure his sister’s wedding goes smoothly.

Only, this task includes having to manage a small list of unexpected outcomes; namely the presence of an angry ex girlfriend and ‘the one that got away,’ a misplaced sedative in alternate versions of the same day.

I’m definitely ready for all the humour and wedding season high jinks. Also glad to see Munn in a new movie.

Eleanor Tomlinson, Joel Fry, Aisling Bea, Jack Farthing, Tim Key, Allan Mustafa, Alexander Forsyth and Stefano Patti also star.

Love Wedding Repeat Release Dates: April 10th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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COLETTE (2018): New Trailer From Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw…

Colette (2018), Dominic West, Keira Knightley
Colette (2018), Dominic West, Keira Knightley

Colette is the story of  a woman fighting over gender-based societal constraints after she writes very successful books under her husbands name but decides she wants creative ownership.

Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson and Fiona Shaw star while Wash Westmoreland directs…

I’m watching because it’s Keira and for the true story of an important fight.

Denise Gough, Aiysha Hart and Ray Panthaki also star.

Colette Release Dates: September 21st, 2018 (US); January 25th, 2019 (UK)…

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