The only reasonable explanation for why such a terrific ensemble cast would agree to participate in "The Big Wedding" is that they had a desire to work with each other while making a little pocket money in the process. They certainly couldn't have signed on based upon the cringe-worthy screenplay from writer-director Justin Zackham (who saw brighter days penning 2007's "The Bucket List"), which tops itself every other minute with the sort of odious would-be humor and off-putting behavior to make a person not be able to stand any of the characters in view. And let's get this straight right now: "The Big Wedding" has none of the tough, slice-of-life sting of 2008's "Rachel Getting Married," nor the feel-good vibes of something akin to 1994's "Four Weddings and a Funeral." No, "The Big Wedding" comes closer to reminding of 2007's dumb-as-a-box-of-hair farce "License to Wed." It is either sheer coincidence or a really bad omen that both pictures shamefully waste Robin Williams (2009's "Old Dogs") as an officiating priest.
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