Today I present for your viewing consideration a so-called comedy known as The Big Wedding (2013, Rated R, Available on DVD).
Ellie (Diane Keaton) returns to the home where she once lived with her husband, Don (Robert De Niro). Ellie and Don divorced because Don had an affair with Ellie's best friend, Bebe (Susan Sarandon). Now the family is coming together because one of Don and Ellie's three children, Alejandro, is getting married. The couple adopted Alejandro from Columbia. His biological mother also is coming to the wedding. Because the biological mother is a staunch Catholic, Alejandro asks Don and Ellie to pretend that they are still married. Antics ensue.
Could this plot be more contrived and stupid? Why, yes, it could, you'd say, if you knew all the details of the movie. Ellie and Don's two older children are played by Topher Grace and Katherine Heigl. Grace's character is a 30-year-old virgin. Most of the "jokes" in the movie have to do with sex and are not funny. Heigl's character spends the entire movie looking disgusted. I wonder why.
The movie also has some very bad and stupid physical comedy, such as Don being afraid of heights and falling off a diving board into a pool when Ellie tells him they have to pretend to be married.
The big question here is as follows: What are Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, and Susan Sarandon doing in this dreck? Do they need money that badly?
The movie, however, seems perfect for Heigl, who hasn't been in anything funny or good since Knocked Up. Oh, wait a minute. She was in that movie in which she and a guy she hates fall in love while they're raising their deceased friends' child. I can't remember the name of it, but it wasn't as bad as some of the other crap in which I've seen her.
Willy Dunne Wooters saw only a few minutes of The Big Wedding and said he's tired of comedies that revolve around lies. Willy Dunne Wooters knows of what he speaks.