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Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday's Top 5... Movies About Weddings

#5: Muriel's Wedding


This quirky movie brought both Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths to audiences outside of Australia, and that alone would be more than enough to earn it a place on the list. Alternately funny and devastating, Muriel's Wedding is a gem of a movie.

#4: Betsy's Wedding


This Alan Alda directed film (in which he stars alongside Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Catherine O'Hara and Madeline Kahn) is a delightful (though, sadly, largely forgotten) comedy.

#3: The Philadelphia Story


Katherine Hepburn + Cary Grant + James Stewart = yar. 'Nuf said.

#2: Four Weddings and a Funeral


Though certainly not a flawless film, Four Weddings and a Funeral remains utterly delightful and totally watchable. Although, it must be said, there's not nearly enough Kristin Scott Thomas in it.

#1: Father of the Bride


The remake starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton is pretty good, but nothing beats the classic headlined by Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. This charming film is the gold standard of wedding movies.

3 comments:

The Mad Hatter said...

I did a post like this the week of my own wedding! One movie I think deserves an honourable mention here would be THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (sings "Somebody's getting MAR-eeeeed!!")

Swell post :)

M. Carter @ the Movies said...

Bravo for putting "Muriel's Wedding" in there -- that's when I fell in love with Toni Collette. It's a great little gem.

Norma Desmond said...

@Mad Hatter: I haven't seen The Muppets Take Manhattan, but I'll defer to your excellent judgment.

@M. Carter: Same here. You're terrible Muriel!