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Movie Review: Our Family Wedding January 7, 2011

Posted by shwaldman in Society.
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Netflix Synopsis: Forest Whitaker and funnyman Carlos Mencia butt heads as two domineering dads forced to set aside their culture-clash differences and team up to plan their children’s wedding, with only two weeks until the big day arrives. America Ferrera plays the pregnant bride-to-be opposite Lance Gross as her medical resident fiancé in this wacky comedy from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa (Brown Sugar, The Wood).

Right off the bat, I have to say that this is a light and funny movie. It addresses some racial differences in a comedic way. The story line was simple and all the actors played their parts well. The thing I had trouble with in this film was that it was addressing a real life scenario in a way that would never been handled in real life. Racism is real and happens. And the while the script was written to make light of a tough situation, it made light of something that is very serious.

I am not sure there is much else to say about this movie. It was good, cute… a lot like the show “Ugly Betty” that brought our Ferrera’s talents to light. And I am sure I am over analyzing the racial undertones, but it was something that I can just not figure out.

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