THE WEDDING PARTY REVIEWED
“The Wedding Party” is a one-take film about everything going wrong at a Wedding Party. Cake bakers go on strike, the wedding planner overdoses and the married couple have doubts about their future. All the while, we keep seeing the usual romantic comedy trappings play out. So, why did I still like it? I guess it’s because I’m getting to that age where technical skill and imagination impress me more than reinventing the wheel. There are only so many scenarios in your life, but it’s what one does with the setting.
Many other reviewers will compare the film’s technical achievements to “Rope”. I feel that’s unfair outside of the one take gimmick. Rope was a murder filled tense drama that used suspense to carry it forward. “The Wedding Party” has to foster and nurture support of its leads to make an audience ride out the experiment. Basically, “The Wedding Party” had a much harder route to accomplishing the same thing. Did every aspect of the film work? No.
What the film did do was scratch off enough boxes that would make me give it a rewatch. Stream it or pick it up when you get the chance.
- 2.35:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1