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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

"Fun but Forgettable"

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What You Need To Know:

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE is a comedy on Netflix. Emma is a young woman who works for a large resort company in London with a young man named RJ and his father, Will. Emma is surprised when RJ proposes to her after dating her briefly. Emma says yes, but she’s worried what her mother, Lana, will say. However, Lana is also excited. At the wedding resort in Thailand, Lana and everyone else is surprised to learn RJ’s father was Lana’s high school sweetheart. Trouble ensues. Will Lana and Will reconnect? Will the wedding for Emma and RJ take place?

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE is fun, with an engaging plot. However, the low budget is obvious, and some characters are one dimensional. The movie has a pro-family message where family members support each other, despite their differences. Also, a Christian priest performs the wedding. However, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE also has some Romantic elements about following your heart rather than doing the right thing. There’s also a scene of drunkenness, light lewd comments and a Buddha image. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

Content:

(C, B, Pa, Ro, FR, Ho, LL, V, S, N, AA):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light Christian worldview with moral elements about family members loving and helping each other in the midst of fights and a Christian priest performs the wedding and reminds the engaged couple that marriage is holy and not to be entered into lightly, but also some light Romantic worldview of following your heart, plus there’s some false religious content such as a Buddhist statue in Thailand, references to yoga and taking a “soundbath” is considered therapeutic, and there’s a homosexual couple;

Foul Language:
Six obscenities and eight light profanities;

Violence:
Light slapstick comedy when two people fall into water together, a pickleball hits a man in the groin, and a man’s toe is accidentally squashed;

Sex:
A homosexual couple appears in the movie, and there are some light lewd comments;

Nudity:
Woman accidentally walks into man showering and upper male nudity shown, and a group of people takes off their clothes and jumps into water, but nothing explicit is seen;

Alcohol Use:
Drinking and brief drunkenness;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Nothing else objectionable.

More Detail:

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE is a comedy on Netflix about a young woman who’s surprised to get engaged but is even more worried about what her mother would say. MOTHER OF THE BRIDE is fun but forgettable and has a mixed worldview with some morally uplifting values about family and a Christian wedding, but it has some Romantic elements about following your heart rather than doing the right thing.

Emma has been in London and working with RJ and his father, Will. Emma and RJ have been dating, and Emma is surprised that even after a short time, RJ proposes. Delighted that he’s proposing, Emma says yes. However, the first thing she wonders is if her mother, Lana, would approve.

Emma decides to go to her mother and tell her in person she’s engaged to RJ. Her mother, Lana, is a famous and has accomplished a lot. As a result, Emma feels her mother has put pressure on her to achieve rather than get married.

Surprisingly, though, Emma tells her mother, and Lana is happy. When she tells her they will be married next month, however, everyone realizes things are moving fast.

Everyone arrives at the resort for the wedding. Lana meets RJ’s widowed father and everyone’s surprised to learn that Lana and Will were high school sweethearts. Right away, Lana is feeling awkward. When Will tries to help her, they both fall into the water.

As the week of wedding events starts off, Lana is trying to be supportive, but feeling weird due to the fact that Will’s there. Lana also runs into Lucas, a very charming man who knew of Lana’s work. He’s very interested in Lana, but the past chemistry with Will is definitely still there for Lana as well.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE is a fun movie. It has an entertaining plotline but has a low budget TV movie feel to it. Also, some characters are one dimensional.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE has a mixed worldview. For example, it has a pro-family message where family members support each other. Also, the mother and the daughter in the movie learn how to get along and love each other despite their differences. However, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE also has some Romantic elements about of following your heart rather than doing the right thing. Finally, the movie has some foul language, a scene of drunkenness, some lewd jokes, the image of a Buddha statue in one scene, and light references to yoga.

So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.


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