The Big Wedding falls short on laughs

The Big Wedding
The Big Wedding

Based on the 2006 French farce Mon Frere Se Marie, The Big Wedding chronicles the trials and tribulations of a fractured family on the biggest day in one man’s life.

Justin Zackham’s lacklustre English-language remake is laden with Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated talent with impeccable comedic credentials including Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl and Robin Williams.

Alas, where it matters - plot, character development, hearty belly laughs - The Big Wedding leaves the audience feeling short-changed.

Perhaps something was lost in translation but Zackham’s script lacks snappy dialogue and the aisles are crammed with broad stereotypes.