Watch Out At The Wedding
- 1 hr 25 min
Out at the Wedding is a 2007 romantic comedy film directed by Lee Friedlander and written by Suzanne Brockmann. The movie follows the life of Alex (Desi Lydic), who is a career-oriented and successful writer, but has always been troubled about her family's heritage. When her younger sister announces her wedding, Alex finds herself in a conundrum where she must confront her family's past and learn to embrace her true identity. The movie starts with Alex introducing her latest book at a bookstore in Manhattan, where her best friend Jonathan (Charlie Schlatter) also works. After the book launch, Alex receives a call from her sister, who invites her to attend her wedding in Savannah, Georgia. Initially hesitant, Alex decides to attend the wedding, hoping that it will help her overcome her anxiety about her family's lineage. At the airport, Alex meets a charming and flirtatious stranger named Dana (Cathy DeBuono), who happens to be on the same flight. The two strike up a conversation, and Dana even offers to share her hotel room with Alex after they learn that there are no rooms available at the hotel, where the wedding is taking place. Upon arriving in Savannah, Alex pretends that she is a lesbian to avoid her family's disapproval, and to impress Dana whom she has a crush on. However, Alex's plan backfires when her lie is revealed to her family, and they accept her nonetheless. Things get even more complicated when Alex's ex-boyfriend, Simon (Brandon Routh) shows up, also pretending to be gay, just to spend time with Alex. As the wedding draws near, Alex gradually learns to embrace her true identity and comes out to her family. The movie wraps up with the wedding, where Alex is reunited with Dana, and Simon finds his true love, one of Alex's childhood friends. Out at the Wedding is an entertaining and lighthearted movie that explores the significant issues of acceptance, prejudice, and identity. The movie features an impressive cast, including Desi Lydic, Mike Farrell, Reginald VelJohnson, and Cathy DeBuono, who all deliver stellar performances. Desi Lydic's portrayal of Alex is particularly noteworthy, and she effectively portrays the character's vulnerability, confusion, and eventual self-discovery. Mike Farrell and Reginald VelJohnson add a touch of humor to the movie as Alex's eccentric uncles, while Cathy DeBuono expertly captures the charm and playfulness of her character, Dana. The script is witty and clever, with plenty of hilarious one-liners and awkward moments. The film's director, Lee Friedlander, does an excellent job of balancing the movie's comedic elements with its more sensitive themes, resulting in a poignant and heartwarming film. Overall, Out at the Wedding is an endearing and uplifting film that celebrates love and self-discovery, and is sure to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.