OUR FAMILY WEDDING

Bringing Families Together

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Release Date: March 12, 2010

Starring: America Ferrera, Lance Gross,
Forest Whitaker, Carlos
Mencia, Regina King, Diana
Maria Riva, and Anjelah Jonson

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 90 minutes

Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Director: Rick Famuyiwa

Executive Producer: None

Producer: Ed Saxon and Steven Wolfe

Writer: Rick Famuyiwa, Malcolm
Spellman and Wayne Conley

Address Comments To:

Stephen Gilula, President/COO
Nancy Utley, President/COO
Fox Searchlight Pictures
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
A division of Fox, Inc. and News Corp.
10201 West Pico Blvd., Bldg. 38
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000; Fax: (310) 369-2359
Website: www.foxsearchlight.com

Content:

(B, C, Pa, LL, V, S, AA, M) Light moral worldview with light Christian references, marred by immoral pagan behavior and references; eight mostly light obscenities but one “f” word, one strong profanity, and seven light profanities; light brief slapstick violence such as man spills things in new relative’s bathroom and grandmother faints; implied sleeping together and other sexual references such as goat eats Viagra pills and attacks man’s leg; no nudity but some female cleavage; alcohol use and drunkenness in one scene; no smoking or illegal drugs; and, ethnic prejudice but it is rebuked.

Summary:

OUR FAMILY WEDDING is a comedy about an engaged couple caught between their two fathers, one Hispanic and the other African American. OUR FAMILY WEDDING is a funny comedy extolling family that could use a stronger sense of comic jeopardy, and is marred by some foul language and sexual references.

Review:

OUR FAMILY WEDDING is a comedy about an engaged couple caught between their two fathers, one Hispanic and the other African American. It stars America Ferrera of TV’s UGLY BETTY and Lance Gross of TV’s HOUSE OF PAYNE.

Lucia and Marcus are ready to break the news of their engagement at a dinner for their families. Lucia’s parents are still married, but Marcus’ dad, Brad, is single. Unfortunately, the day of their dinner, Lucia’s father, Miguel, towed Brad’s expensive car that same morning.

With tempers running high and insults flying, Marcus and Lucia try to bring the families together by planning a wedding that will please everyone. Can their engagement survive the animosity coming from their fathers?

OUR FAMILY WEDDING is a funny comedy that extols family and transcending ethnic conflicts. Carlos Mencia is very funny and believable as the Hispanic father. His character seems to be the most developed. The rest of the cast does a serviceable job. The script needs a stronger sense of comic jeopardy, however.

Also, the movie has some sexual references, as well as strong foul language. So, strong caution is warranted. Also, the movie has some sexual references, as well as brief strong foul language. So, extreme caution is warranted.

In Brief:

OUR FAMILY WEDDING is a comedy about an engaged couple caught between their two fathers, one Hispanic and the other African American. It stars America Ferrera of TV’s UGLY BETTY and Lance Gross of TV’s HOUSE OF PAYNE. Lucia and Marcus are ready to break the news of their engagement at a dinner for their families. Lucia’s parents are still married, but Marcus’ dad, Brad, is single. Unfortunately, the day of their dinner, Lucia’s father, Miguel, towed Brad’s expensive car that same morning. With tempers running high and insults flying, Marcus and Lucia try to bring the families together by planning a wedding that will please everyone. Can their engagement survive the animosity coming from their fathers?

OUR FAMILY WEDDING is a funny comedy that extols family and transcending ethnic conflicts. Carlos Mencia is very funny and believable as the Hispanic father. His character seems to be the most developed. The rest of the cast does a serviceable job. The script needs a stronger sense of comic jeopardy, however. Also, the movie has some sexual references, as well as brief strong foul language. So, extreme caution for discerning audiences is warranted.