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The Wedding Video [DVD]

Lucy Punch , Rufus Hound , Nigel Cole    To Be Announced   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Lucy Punch, Rufus Hound, Robert Webb, Miriam Margolyes, Harriet Walter
  • Directors: Nigel Cole
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Entertainment in Video
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008CMK6YI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,147 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Britain is hardly shy of wedding-centred romantic comedies, but The Wedding Video does manage to find one or two new angles. The setup here is that Rufus Hound plays Raif, who’s asked to be best man for his brother, played by Robert Webb. Raif is one of those bumbling oafs who tend to inhabit such comedies, but his plan is to give his brother and his new wife a wedding of their video as a gift. What could go wrong there?

It all sets the scene for a down-to-earth, enjoyable romantic comedy, that gives room for its talent ensemble to thrive. Robert Webb is a good leading man, and Lucy Punch also gives a quality performance as his wife-to-be, Saskia. Miriam Margoyles is in scene-stealing form, too. Granted, at the heart is a fairly conventional spin on the genre, but director Nigel Cole finds enough in the material to keep things interesting and pacey.

The disc itself, on top of the main feature, bundles in a lengthy collection of interviews with the cast and crew of The Wedding Video. They don’t have anything particularly revolutionary to offer, but it’s interesting nonetheless. And it’s the warm, amiable and frequently funny film that remains, rightly, the main attraction here. Worth checking out. --Jon Foster

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as I thought it would be 10 Jan 2013
Format:DVD
British comedies are hit and miss to say the least. My expectations were decidedly low for this one. I love Peep Show and will watch pretty much anything with Robert Webb (or David Mitchell) in it. However, when I watched `Confetti' (another Brit-com with Robert Webb in it) I was left severely disappointed that even he couldn't elevate it out of the doldrums.
The Wedding Video is, as you can probably guess, a `film' made in the deliberately documentary style of the first person. Rufus Hound plays `Raif' the long lost brother who returns to England when his brother, Tim (Robert Webb) is getting married.

Raif's `special' gift is a wedding video, charting the build up to the happy day - think `Blair Witch, but with witches is posh hats from Cheshire.'

The first thing I thought was how much Rufus Hound comes across as a cross between Simon Pegg and Ricky Gervais. His character is only one step away from being pretty damn annoying. However, in my (slightly biased) opinion, it's Robert Webb's character who saves it, as he doesn't suffer his annoying brother too gladly and frequently slaps him down when need be.

As you might imagine, the build up to the wedding goes about as smoothly as the wedding itself. There are a whole string of unfortunate and cringe-worthy events, captured on camera for our viewing pleasure.

The Wedding Video hasn't been that well received by people. I don't know what they were expecting. Granted it's hardly comedy gold, destined to become a future classic, but I found it certainly watchable enough for an hour and a half. There are a few good gags and the characters are actually quite amusing, especially the bride's mum who's totally obsessed with `outdoing' her friends when it comes to her daughter's big day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny film 16 Feb 2014
Format:DVD
This film had me in stitches but it is very dry. First thing to remember is the film is meant to be a home movie, so cinematography reflects this and is done very well.
Secondly, the humour is very british and I have read some american reviews on websites .... they sometimes simply dont get it.
The film makes fun of the snobbery of the newly rich mother in law and the whole over elaboration of the wedding ceremony.
I loved this film, its british comedy at its best whilst elements actually pull at the heart strings. This film wont be everyones cup of tea, and you have to understand the humour .... but if you do get the humour, you will love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 22 Jan 2014
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We saw this film sometime ago at the cinema and enjoyed it enough to add it to our Christmas list. It stood the test of time and on second viewing was just as amusing and entertaining as the first time round.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny 13 Jan 2014
By BUNNY
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New favourite film Rufus Hound brilliantly cast a must for a cheer up.Do not know why we have not heard more about this film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars This was surprisingly funny 1 Dec 2013
Format:DVD
I have just finished watching The Wedding Video! I found it really funny! I liked Lucy Punch, she is always funny & the actress who played her neurotic mother. But, really, everyone was good in their roles. As armchair critics, it is very easy for us to pass judgement. But just think - could you write a funny script? I couldn't - it would be so hard! I didn't get bored & had a good chuckle. I would recommend this film.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Letdown! 26 Feb 2013
By Joanne
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Bought this as I like Rufus Hound and thought it would be really funny, how wrong I was! The best part of the film was the last 5 - 10 minutes! would not recommend.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 21 Feb 2013
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It had excellent promise and I thought Lucy Punch has great potential but did not see the whole film as it irritated me,
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5.0 out of 5 stars wedding video dvd 19 May 2014
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arrived quickly in excellent condition, filmed camcorder style by Rufus Hound the bridegrooms brother, the brother Robert Webb is marrying Lucy Punch, but it all crashes before his eyes one more problem the future brother in law is falling for the bride and vice versa!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very disappointed in this movie. I didn't find it funny at all.
Published 13 days ago by liam brady
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Fun
Likeable British comedy with good performances from the main characters
Published 14 days ago by Mr M H W Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny DVD that's worth a repeat viewing
With a script by the brilliant Tim Firth and an excellent British cast, this comedy really ticks all the boxes.
Published 3 months ago by Susan Waters
4.0 out of 5 stars a gift
brought for the wife, she likes it, works fine, no scratches on blu-ray or danmage to the casing, quick service and on time with delivery.
Published 3 months ago by The Spankster
1.0 out of 5 stars Tape over this one...
Rufus Hound plays the bohemian of the two brothers in this comedy. He travels home six weeks before his brothers wedding and has a surprise for him, he's going to video the events... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny!
This is a funny DVD, with a twist at the end. Good acting and funny as well. Recommend it -although not for children
Published 11 months ago by lost the plot
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a surprise - IT WAS AMAZING
I really had no expectations, I said I will watch the first 20mins only and then if its not good- just watch something else. I really loved it!! Laura Punch was GREAT!! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Veronika
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely hilarious!
I very rarely watch a film twice but after seeing this in the cinema I really wanted to see it again. Quite simply it is hilarious. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Lucy1038
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