Thursday Movie Picks: Wedding Movies

How fitting that Wandering Through The Shelves has us start the month of June with movies about weddings. June brides are a thing, right? At least that's what people kept telling me when I got married in June. I just picked it because it was warm. To be honest, I don't like many wedding movies, so this was kind of tough, but here's a few I can tolerate.

1) Wedding Crashers

This is one of my favorite comedies until the last 20 minutes or so when it falls flat on its face. But it's so hilarious and quotable before all of that, I can forgive it. Lock it up.

2) Rachel Getting Married

I used this one for a pick last year but it's easily my favorite movie involving a wedding. The acting is fantastic. I

3) Corpse Bride

Truth be told, I wasn't crazy about Corpse Bride, but like I said. Slim pickings in the wedding movie world for me. I'd watch this over a "classic" like My Best Friend's Wedding or Runaway Bride any day. 

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26 comments:

  1. Great picks! I saw Wedding Crashers a long time ago and I thought it was okay, but I absolutely love Rachel Getting Married and Corpse Bride.

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    1. Rachel Getting Married is such a wonderful film. I think I used it on a TMP last year too.

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  2. Wedding Crashers is the s***!

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  3. I'm with Fisti. The first hour, especially, of Wedding Crashers is of the funniest movies I've seen. Rachel Getting Married is a unique masterpiece. Few film directors capture the chaos of family like Demme did there. Corpse Bride escapes me. It's not my thing.

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    1. The first part of Wedding Crashers is so good that I completely forgive it for the last 15-20 minutes. Corpse Bride isn't the best Burton, but slim pickings..lol

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  4. That last act of Wedding Crashers is dreadful, but those first two are great. Love ve the other two picks. Rachel Getting Married is amazing.

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    1. It really is. It reminds me of Judd Apatow's films now. They really fucked that last 20 minutes up.

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  5. Wedding Crashers - I guess I've seen that movie once but have totally forgotten about it until now.
    Corpse Bride is on my list as well :)

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    1. lol until the last 15 minutes or so, Wedding Crashers is brilliant

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  6. Wedding Crashers is fun especially Fischer (I'll find you..." ) I thought Anne Hathaway needed a good spanking. I have to watch Corpse Bride again because when I saw it (on a plane), one of my dearest friends just lost her baby to SIDS and it was not a good movie for me to see then

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    1. That was really a good break out for Fisher, I'd never heard of her before that. That's awful, I can see why you haven't revisited it.

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  7. I'm not very fond of Wedding Crashers, much of that is tied into my dislike of Owen Wilson. I'm in the minority I know but I hated Rachel Getting Married and only made it to the end by sheer willpower. Could not stand those people. Haven't seen Corpse Bride.

    There are many wedding movies to pick from and I've chosen some favorites before so I looked for a few that are more obscure.

    A Wedding (1978)-Robert Altman directed film with his usual kaleidoscopic cast ranging from Lillian Gish to Desi Arnaz, Jr. of the friends and family of a young couple who intermingle at a mansion before, during and after the ceremony, not always harmoniously. Not one of his wholly successful pictures but if you’re a fan of the director worth seeking out.

    Royal Wedding (1951)-Tom and Ellen Bowen (Fred Astaire & Jane Powell), an American brother & sister dance team, are headed to a London booking that coincides with the celebrations of the upcoming 1947 marriage of then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. During the sea voyage Ellen meets Lord Brindale (Peter Lawford) and falls for him. Upon arrival Tom and Ellen begin planning their show where Tom meets the elegant Anne Ashmond (Sarah Churchill-Winston’s daughter) during auditions. So smitten is he with her he literally dances on the ceiling. Many memorable dance numbers later this MGM musical culminates in many nuptials.

    It Had to Be You (1947)-Daffy comedy starring Ginger Rogers as a socialite notorious for leaving men at the altar. On her fourth fiancĂ© she’s certain she’s found the right man until on a train trip another turns up in her dreams claiming to be her true love. Returning home she’s flustered to discover the man really exists, or is he a figment of her imagination? Sort of a precursor to Runaway Bride with a twist.

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    1. I think we've talked about you hating Rachel Getting Married before. I don't think Candice over at Reel Talk Online liked it either, so you're not alone! lol. I haven't seen any of your picks. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. LOVE Wedding Crashers. It's so freaking funny, and I usually can't stand Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, together or separate. But they totally work here.

    I also picked Rachel Getting Married, so you know how I feel about that masterpiece.

    Corpse Bride is easily the best thing Burton has done in the past ten years, give or take Frankenweenie.

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    1. Vaughn really impressed me in True Detective this year. He plans good villains. I never saw Frankenweenie, I was too afraid to. I don't handle dog death well lol

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  9. I haven't seen Corpse Bride though I heard it's one of Burton's better films. Wedding Crashers hasn't aged well for me as I think it's overrated and I just can't stand the fucking sight of Vince Vaughn. Rachel Getting Married. Now that is a great film featuring Anne Hathaway at her bitchiest and most fucked up. I love it.

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    1. It's my favorite Hathaway too. I don't think Corpse Bride is one of Burton's best, but it does look very pretty.

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  10. I was going to pick Corpse Bride - great film. I never knew that Walken was in Wedding Crashers - he would be the only reason for me to watch it though.

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    1. He was, he was Rachel McAdam's and Isla Fisher's dad.

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  11. Seem them all.
    Wedding Crashers was so-so for me.
    Rachel Getting Married - I don't remember liking it much.
    Corpse Bride - I think I prefer it to Burton's more recent live action movies.

    and yeah, I did pick the topic because June is wedding season.

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  12. Awesome picks! Wedding Crashers is one of my favorites. It never gets old but I totally agree about the ending. The "big reveal" of Chazz is a let-down.

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    1. I have quite a few movies that I really enjoy, but like to turn off before the ending. lol. The Butterfly Effect is another.

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No seriously, post one. I need attention.