Directed By: Dermot Mulroney
Starring: Kellan Lutz, Mandy Moore, James Brolin, Jessica Szohr, Jane Seymour
Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5/5
It\’s not always happily ever after, but with a little help from those around you, it can come pretty close.Â So is the sentiment in the movie “Love, Wedding, Marriage” starring Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz and James Brolin.
Mandy Moore\’s Ava has just tied the knot to Charlie â€“ played by Kellan Lutz (of Twilight fame). Everything seems to be well on the way to “happily ever after”, but don\’t relax just yet!
When a bombshell from her parents ironically arrives in her office, Ava finds herself in a unique situation as a marriage councilor when her parents\’ marriage falls apart. With a few giggles and more than a few hiccups along the way, Ava takes it upon herself to repair her parents\’ relationship at the cost of her own fledgling marriage.
As most sisters are, Ava\’s sister Shelby, played by Gossip Girl\’s Jessica Szohr, is a grounding force for Ava and with her chilled-out ways tries to help Ava to see that her parents may just do quite well, thank you, if they\’re left to their own devices.
But Ava has other ideas and surreptitiously puts the wheels in motion for one bumpy ride for everyone involved.
James Brolin, cast as Â Ava\’s father Bradley, turns to religion with hilarious consequences and Jane Seymour as her mother Betty decides this is the perfect opportunity to be the “free spirit” she always wanted. There are great guest appearances by Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) which really do help tie the story together.
Directed by Dermot Mulroney of My Best Friends Wedding fame, the scenery in the movie is beautiful Â and shot with sympathetic flair.Â Finally with Kellan Lutz as the ever patient Charlie and a brief appearance by Andrew Keegan to drool over, this should definitely be at the top of your next DVD hire list.
I was expecting to hear a few Mandy Moore songs in the film, much like other films she has appeared in, but to Dermot Mulroney\’s credit, there are none, adding credibility to Mandy Moore as an actor and Dermot Mulroney as Â a cleverly sensitive director.
The next time you’re getting together with your sisters or group of girlfriends, put Love, Wedding, Marriage at the top of your DVD “to-watch” list.
Love, Wedding, Marriage is out now.
Category: Film & TV