The cover of this DVD declares it to be an "expertly crafted comedy". It is no such thing. I made a note of the number of times I chuckled. The total was a measly two, although there were admittedly a number of occasions when I smiled. And the mother of the two lads getting married is certainly mildly amusing. But a `comedy' this film is most definitely not: rather, it is a drama spread out over one day (set in Vancouver) about couples, both gay and straight, coping with each other. My partner and I found it mildly depressing.
The problem starts in the opening shot where we see Ryan and Grant, who are due to be married that very day, arguing. And they argue for most of the rest of the day. Is this supposed to be funny? The family guests are hardly a bundle of laughs either. One couple are trying for a baby (well, the man is; the woman keeps having secret abortions); one couple are getting over the death of their child (yes, that's really hilarious!); one couple are trying to cope with the death of a child through surgery (he was the surgeon); and the last couple are about to break up. Fun, fun, fun!
The film is too depressingly real to be ironic, which I suppose is a backhanded compliment to the actors for being so convincing. Having said that, my partner thought they were stage-actors, talking as if they were in a theatre. He gave up after thirty minutes, thinking it was like watching `Home and Away'.
The extras include four deleted scenes, production notes, some (written) q&as with the director, stills gallery, and a behind-the-scenes gallery.
I rarely give a film less than three stars. I'm afraid I give this one only two. I do not want to watch it again (twice is enough), and to the charity bag it goes.