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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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ADRIFT (2018): New Trailer From Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas…

Adrift (2018), Sam Claflin, Shailene Woodley
Adrift (2018), Sam Claflin, Shailene Woodley

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Adrift is  an action/ adventure/ drama based on the true survival story of a young couple who find themselves facing one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Thomas star…

I’ll definitely be watching for reasons including Sam Claflin’s wonderful beard.

Of course, the story, particularly anything useful I could pick up about survival at sea are also motivating factors.

Adrift Release Dates: June 1st , 2018 (US & UK)…

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JOURNEY’S END (2017): New Frailer From Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield…

Journey's End (2017), Sam Claflin
Journey’s End (2017), Sam Claflin

Directed by Saul Dibb; starring Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin and Asa Butterfield, Journey’s End is a war movie set in a dugout in Aisne, France in 1918.

Journey’s End is a story in which a group of British soldiers who are awaiting their fate and happen to be led by the the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope (Claflin)…

I’m interested because this trailer reminds me of a somewhat similar war movie I enjoyed more than expected. Namely, The Siege of Jadotville (2016), I’m onlso intrigued by the ‘mentally disintegrating young officer’ angle.

Stephen Graham, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge and Theo Barklem-Biggs also star.

Journey’s End Release Dates: February 2nd 2018 (UK)…

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MY COUSIN RACHEL (2017): Gorgeous Cinematography & Starring Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger…

My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz
My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz

Movies are, when done well a beautiful amalgamation of all the arts; music, photography, design, dialogue, all of it. Starring Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz and Holliday Grainger, the trailer for My Cousin Rachel looks like a very promising cocktail of all the above. Featuring great use of Ursine Vulpine‘s cover of Chris Isaac’s ‘Wicked Game’ and imagery so engaging that I was forced to sit up and pay attention, I very badly want this movie to be good. So good that it lives up to the expectations of all those who read and loved the best-selling Daphne du Maurier novel on which it’s based. If you haven’t already seen the trailer, work your way through the following beautiful images and there it shall be at the end…

My Cousin Rachel (2017), Sam Claflin
My Cousin Rachel (2017), Sam Claflin

My Favourite! ↓↓↓↓ 😊

My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz
My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz

My Cousin Rachel (2017), Sam Claflin
My Cousin Rachel (2017), Sam Claflin

My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz
My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz

My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz
My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz

My Cousin Rachel Release Dates: June 9th, 2017 (UK); July 14th, 2017 (US)…

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MY COUSIN RACHEL (2017): New Trailer Starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger…

My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin
My Cousin Rachel (2017), Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin

My Cousin Rachel, the latest movie from Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger and Iain Glen is based on the best selling novel by Daphne Du Maurier. It’s a story of a an Englishman intent on revenge on his cousin Rachel but matters get complicated as he finds himself falling under her spell…

How could I not tune in with such a reliable cast and such promising cinematography. The beautiful song in this trailer is a version of Chris Isaac’s brilliant ‘Wicked Game.’ I believe this version is by Ursine Vulpine ft Annaca. Good choice trailer maker!

My Cousin Rachel Release Dates:June 9th, 2017 (UK); July 14th, 2017 (US)…

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THEIR FINEST (2017): New Trailer From Sam Claflin, Gemma Aterton, Bill Nighy…

Their Finest (2017), Sam Claflin, Gemma Aterton
Their Finest (2017), Sam Claflin, Gemma Aterton

Sam Claflin, Gemma Aterton and Bill Nighy are the stars of Their Finest, a Lone Schefig directed drama / comedy / romance set during World War II. The story focuses on a British film crew tasked with making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg to help boost morale…

I’ll be tuning in for the comedy and to witness the extent of the sexism of those times. I’m not quite in the mood for the romance just now, no doubt that’s going to change, I’m certain of it.

Their Finest Release Dates: March 24th, 2017 (US); April 21st, 2017 (UK)…

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