Wedding Bells are ringing for many couples this summer. And I’d be surprised if they weren’t thinking about some of their favorite wedding movies as they’re getting ready for the big day.
There are plenty of comedies about preparations, from “Mamma Mia!” and “Bridesmaids” to the more recent “Tom & Jerry” and “Love, Weddings and Other Disasters”. Many films feature ceremonies gone wrong (like the worst picture of 2018, “Tag”) and beautiful walks down the aisle (“Crazy Rich Asians”).
The perfect movie about trying to get to the wedding on-time? 2009’s “The Hangover”. What about accomplishing everything on the ultimate groomsmen to-do list? That’s the Kevin Hart/Josh Gad comedy “The Wedding Ringer” (2015).
Anna Kendrick has been a favorite in the genre with 2016’s “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” (about who you’d bring) and 2017’s “Table 19” (about who you’d sit with during the reception). Last year’s Netflix “Love. Wedding. Repeat.” with Sam Claflin and Olivia Munn also explores relationships of wedding guests.
Drama, drama, drama surrounds weddings in 2008’s “Rachel Getting Married” with Anne Hathaway and 2019’s “After the Wedding” starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams. Drama in a more comedic sense dominated last year’s time travel Critics Choice winner “Palm Springs”.
2019’s “The Farewell” featured a toast from its Golden Globe winning star Awkwafina in one of her many brilliant scenes. And what about the band? Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield rocked out in the final scenes of 2015’s “Ricki and the Flash”.
I just watched 2003’s “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde” for the first time. Reese Witherspoon’s Elle Woods and Luke Wilson’s Emmett make plans throughout and finally tie the knot at the end. (Wonder if the long-awaited “Legally Blonde 3” will actually involve Elle trying to become President.)
To everyone who’s part of a special day soon, enjoy it!