Director: Debbie Isitt
A mockumentary that follows three couples as they battle it out to win the coveted title of 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'.
I've been watching quite a few documentaries of late, so I decided I would break the trend and watch a fake one...also known as a 'mockumentary'.
Three couples are picked by Jimmy Carr to compete in Confetti magazine's competition to win a front cover spread with the magazine, featuring their wedding.
The couples are:
- Martin Freeman and Jessica Hynes, as Matt and Sam. Their dream wedding consists of a huge musical number, with dancers and a huge wedding cake for them to share their first dance atop of.
- Stephen Mangan and Meredith Macneill, as Josef and Isabelle. They are avid tennis fans, so base their wedding around this, with ball boys, a net and a bouquet of flowers around a tennis racket.
- Robert Webb and Olivia Colman, as Michael and Joanna. They're the funniest couple of the lot and are naked most of the way through the film, due to being naturists.
The best line of the film has to go to Josef, when he exclaims to his wife to be; "Please get it into your thick head, how much i respect you."
The film is full of amazing British comedy talent and I'm quite shocked that it's not more well known, as most people I've talked to about it have never heard of it.
It was a little bit over acted in parts, but I think it all added to mockumentary feel.
I'd watch it again if it was on the telly, but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out, if I was you.
It's certainly not the 'Funniest British comedy in years', as the DVD cover claims.