- 1 hr 29 min
Ceremony is an independent romantic comedy movie written and directed by Max Winkler. It was released in 2010 and starred Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, and Reece Thompson. The film follows the story of a young man named Sam Davis (Michael Angarano), who is obsessed with the idea of being in love. One day he receives an invitation to attend the wedding of his former lover, Zoe (Uma Thurman), who is getting married to a wealthy filmmaker named Whit (Lee Pace). Sam sees this as an opportunity to win Zoe back and get his life on track. He convinces his friend Marshall (Reece Thompson) to accompany him to the wedding in a small seaside town in Long Island.
The movie begins with Sam Davis, a struggling writer, and his friend Marshall hunting for frogs in the swamps of Central Florida. Sam receives an invitation to Zoe's wedding, where he decides to win her back. He convinces his friend Marshall to tag along with him, and they set off on a road trip to the wedding venue. Sam has a clear motive for attending the wedding â to break up the wedding and win back his former lover, Zoe. Sam believes that he is still in love with Zoe, despite her clear intentions to marry Whit.
The plot quickly thickens once the duo arrives at the wedding venue. Sam and Marshall are initially unable to get into the wedding, as they are not on the guest list. However, with persistence and some quick thinking, they manage to sneak into the wedding ceremony. Sam gets to see Zoe again after a long time, and she is pleased to see him. However, Sam later realizes that he has a lot of competition when it comes to winning Zoe's heart, as Whit's family, friends, and colleagues also adore her.
Throughout the movie, Sam is portrayed as a cynical, arrogant, and manipulative character. He attempts to win Zoe back by playing games with her emotions, telling her that he is dying and manipulating Marshall's friendship with Whit's sister to get access to Zoe. Eventually, Sam's manipulative behavior catches up with him, and he is forced to confront the harsh reality of his actions.
Ceremony is a well-directed and well-acted film, with strong performances from the cast, particularly Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, and Reece Thompson. The film has a lively and catchy soundtrack that complements the visuals well. The Long Island setting provides a beautiful backdrop for the story, and the wedding scene is beautifully shot and executed, capturing the essence of a summer wedding in a small beach town.
Overall, Ceremony is a movie about love, loss, and the quest for identity. It is a quirky and off-beat romantic comedy, with a sharp and witty script that is sure to entertain viewers. The film has its share of funny and poignant moments, as well as some poignant and thought-provoking moments. The movie explores themes such as love, friendship, family, and responsibility, and how the choices we make define us. It's a fun, light-hearted movie that is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Ceremony is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 40.