CONFETTI Add To My Top 10
Release Date: September 15, 2006
Runtime: 100 minutes
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Director: Debbie Isitt
Producer: Ian Benson and Ian Flooks
Writer: Debbie Isitt
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The United Kingdom’s most famous wedding publication, Confetti Magazine, decides to stage a contest to discover the most original wedding ideas in Britain. After narrowing down the pool to three candidates, the magazine offers to help selected couples with their planning. The candidates compete for a photo spread in the publication as well as a new house worth 500,000 pounds.
The movie follows the preparations of the three finalists. Josef (Stephen Mangan) and Isabelle (Meredith MacNeill) are adrenalized athletes who dream of a tennis-themed ceremony. Matt (Martin Freeman) and Sam (Jessica Stevenson) plan a wedding inspired by Hollywood musicals. Finally, Michael (Robert Webb) and Joanna (Olivia Colman) are naturalists who want a nudist wedding that celebrates the environment. Each candidate is assisted by the accomplished wedding-planning team (and homosexual couple) Archie Heron (Vincent Franklin) and Gregory Hough (Jason Watkins). Throughout their preparations, the three couples face a number of issues and disagreements regarding the details of their ceremonies.
Featuring dialogue completely improvised by the movie’s cast, CONFETTI does have some brief funny moments. Martin Freeman, most famous for his role as Tim in the British sitcom THE OFFICE, is particularly entertaining as he juggles the intrusive wishes of his fiancée and future mother-in-law. Regrettably, the laughs are far and few between. Although the movie’s comic concept has potential, it never quite gels.
With a strong pagan worldview, homosexual elements, foul language, and few funny moments, CONFETTI is an unsatisfying experience with little to offer.
CONFETTI features dialogue completely improvised by the cast and does have some brief funny moments. Martin Freeman, most famous for his role as Tim in the British sitcom THE OFFICE, is entertaining as he juggles the intrusive wishes of his fiancée and future mother-in-law. Regrettably, the laughs are far and few between, and the movie never gels. With a pagan worldview, homosexual elements, foul language, and few funny moments, CONFETTI ultimately is an unsatisfying experience. It has little to offer.