The Wedding Party
The Wedding Party

Film Title

The Wedding Party

Screening:

    Saturday 08 October 16:30
  • All Tickets £10.00
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Runtime:

97 mins

Director: Amanda Jane Country: Australia
Writer: Amanda Jane, Christine Bartlett Original Format: RED
Dir. of Photography: Katie Millwright Print Source: Amanda Jane
Producer: Nicole Minchin
Cast: Josh Lawson, Isabel Lucas, Steve Bisley

Film Details

European Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

When Steve Thompson's secret marriage of convenience is discovered by his family, he finds himself at the centre of the world's most farcical wedding, the only problem is, he is in love with somebody else.

Review

The Wedding PartyTold from the perspective of a dysfunctional Melbourne family, The Wedding Party is an Australian comedy-drama about the struggles and joys of adult relationships. Steve is the youngest in the Thompson family and, to save himself from financial ruin and salvage his relationship with long-term girlfriend Jacqui, he agrees to a marriage of convenience with Russian beauty Ana, in exchange for a massive cash injection. Everything is going fine until Steve’s family catch wind of the wedding and what he intended to be a low-key affair turns into the biggest sham wedding of all time.

And Steve isn’t the only Thompson with relationship issues. His unfaithful dad Roger has left his mum and shacked up with a cabaret singer, his sexually frustrated brother Colin is becoming estranged from his wife and ever-more distracted by fetishistic fantasies and his sister Lisa is having her own problems in the sack. However, far from your average rom-com, this is a mature and honest film that skilfully balances comedy and drama without ever straying into cliché.

With a pitch-perfect, light, melancholic tone this is a confident and assured piece of filmmaking, boasting well-drawn and believable characters expertly portrayed by a strong ensemble cast. Particularly impressive is a fantastic comic performance from Josh Lawson as the idiotic but likable Steve.  Already picking up a plethora of awards all over the world, The Wedding Party should not be missed.

Sami El-Hadi

13 October 2011 Louise Hector The Wedding Party

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Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
SW1Y 4LR
London
www.appollocinemas.com

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