If you’re short of something to do over the long Easter weekend (or any weekend!) get into the wedding planing mood and seek inspiration from the best wedding films of all time. Romantic comedies are my favourite film genre (no surprise there), but I’ll watch anything with a wedding, and I’ve rounded up my favourites for the long weekend. No spoilers here, but one of these movies has a sequel out today, so head to the DVD store to rent the original and plan your next date-night at the movies!
3rd spot for me is My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Sex and the City’s runner-up leading man, Aidan Shaw (John Corbett) didn’t get to marry Carrie, but he did get to marry Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), in the Oscar-nominated and totally hilarious film about the struggle and efforts of a young Greek woman who falls in love with a non Greek (played by John) and desperately seeks her family’s approval of him, while coming to terms with her own heritage. The film is based on Nia’s own screenplay, is the highest grossing wedding film of all time and the sequel was released today! I attended an advance screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and I can happily say that this sequel more than lives up to expectations – I laughed out loud through most of the film, felt moved to tears on at least a couple of occasions and relived some of my own wedding planning experiences along the way. A total must for a bridesmaids’ night out!!
[left]Bridesmaids comes in at 2nd position with the brilliant strong female cast of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper and Wendi McLendon-Covey as the best (and worst) bridal party of any wedding movie. Also written by one its lead women, Wiig too was Oscar nominated for Best Original Screenplay (with Annie Mumolo) and it’s still Wiig’s best movie in my humble opinion – Well who can forget this scene…[/left]
1st! I’ve been a fan of My Best Friend’s Wedding since its release in ’98 – growing up to the tune of “Wishing and hoping, and thinking and praying…” on Mum’s recorded video, a movie that made me a lifetime fan of Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Dermott Mulroney. You can’t not have seen it, but in brief, Julianne (Roberts) realises she’s in love with her best friend just as he’s about to marry another woman (Diaz). Maid of Honour trying to steal the groom… Perfect!
It’ll take a lot to knock this movie from its top spot (perhaps when Roberts, Diaz and Mulroney make a sequel), but I’d love to know what your favourites are and I’ll check them out myself!