What it’s about: Love Wedding Repeat is by-product in myriad methods: It’s based mostly on a 2012 French rom-com known as Plan de desk. It has the cadence, mishaps, meet-cutes, and quirky characters of dozens of rom-coms earlier than it. And I can’t show it, however I’m fairly positive the title itself is a send-up of the 2014 sci-fi flick Fringe of Tomorrow’s alternate title, Stay Die Repeat.
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Love Wedding Repeat
The premise: Generally, whether or not issues go effectively or disastrously in romance or at a marriage — is the results of sheer, uncontrollable luck.
However truthfully? Who cares? Love Wedding Repeat is strictly what a straight-to-Netflix rom-com needs to be, tailored to be watched whereas snuggled into the sofa with a glass of wine and a pan of fudgy brownies. It’s charming consolation meals at its absolute best.
Directed and written by Dean Craig, who wrote each the British (2007) and American (2010) variations of Loss of life at a Funeral, the movie is generally the story of a hapless and amiable fellow named Jack (performed by Sam Claflin, showing, for as soon as, in a film the place he doesn’t die on the finish). Jack met his sister’s pal Dina (Olivia Munn) by likelihood and immediately fell for her, however destiny intervened simply as he was about to kiss her and nothing occurred. Now, years later, Jack’s sister Hayley (Eleanor Tomlinson) is getting married, and unbeknownst to Jack, Dina shall be a visitor on the wedding.
Love Wedding Repeat takes place nearly solely on the wedding itself, as a comedy of errors unfolds because of a gaggle of impish kids who swap place playing cards on tables; unwelcome, coked-up visitor Marc (Jack Farthing), who is decided to declare his love for Hayley; Jack’s horrible ex-girlfriend Amanda (Freida Pinto), who visibly despises her boyfriend Chaz (Allan Mustafa); a crashingly uninteresting visitor named Sidney (Tim Key), who retains telling tales about his boring coworkers; and Hayley’s “maid of honor” Bryan (Joel Fry), an aspiring actor who is decided to introduce himself to a well-known director who’s additionally attending the marriage.
Nearly nothing of substance occurs in Love Wedding Repeat, the ethical of which appears to boil all the way down to “typically destiny smiles, and typically it’s simply out to get you, and there’s little or no you are able to do about it.” There’s one thing of an announcement about not permitting grief and remorse to face in the way in which of affection, however it takes a backseat to the film’s extra slapstick parts. The movie is diverting and intelligent, with a proficient forged — the form of low-stakes story the place mishaps and mayhem abound and every thing will get sorted out in the long run. Netflix has managed to distribute a few of the sweetest rom-coms of latest years, and Love Wedding Repeat falls into that camp. It doesn’t have a lot to say, however at the least, it says it very pleasantly.
Crucial consensus: Love Wedding Repeat has garnered mixed reviews from critics. At Indiewire, Kate Erbland writes, “There’s a lot to get pleasure from within the movie’s first hour, which performs out a bit like an up to date 4 Weddings and a Funeral. It’s a chatty comedy populated by amiable leads and a constellation of wacky supporting stars, with an ill-fated would-be couple at its coronary heart.”
How you can watch it: Love Wedding Repeat is streaming on Netflix.
Originally posted in VOX