Son Cubano [Goldies] - Various Artists
An improvised mockumentary comedy that sees three couples attempt to win a magazine competition to find the 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'. After...
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Review of "Son Cubano [Goldies] - Various Artists"
The basic plot is that a magazine (Confetti) hosts a competition of the 'Most Original Wedding'. The film is a mocumentary following the three finalists on the lead up to their weddings. The three themes are Nudist, Musicals and Tennis!This film is a very charming, typical British comedy, and while there are obvious, it was the more subtle humour that really made me laugh.
It is obvious from te beginning of the film which couple the director wants you to be rooting for, as Martin Freeman and Jessica Stevenson make an adorable and realistic couple who plain and simply want to marry each other.By the end of the film you do like all of them, even the Tennis players, as although they all have their faults they love each other and that is endearing.
The bonus feature on the DVD are ok, you can choose which couple you want to win and view the 'unseen footage' of interviews with the Bride and Groom. Although that is about it.If you like 'The office', and 'Pheonix nights' this one is for you.
Product Information : Son Cubano [Goldies] - Various Artists
Manufacturer's product descriptionAn improvised mockumentary comedy that sees three couples attempt to win a magazine competition to find the 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'. After the wedding competition is set up by the owner of Confetti magazine - played by the comedian Jimmy Carr, three couples are chosen to compete in the finals and the film charts their progress as they attempt to win their dream marriage. Couple one--comprised of Martin Freeman (THE OFFICE) and Jessica Stevenson (SPACED)--intend to have a musical wedding. Couple two--comprised of the PEEPSHOW duo Robert Webb and Olivia Coleman--are nudists. The third couple of Stephen Mangan (GREEN WING) and Meredith MacNeill (MAN STROKE WOMAN) are obsessed with tennis. This entertaining comedy is notable for its mockumentary style and use of improvised dialogue, a device used by Christopher Guest in the films THIS IS SPINAL TAP and BEST IN SHOW. The film features appearances by several actors familiar from British comedies, such as Felicity Montagu (I'M ALAN PARTRIDGE) and Julia Davis (NIGHTY NIGHT). This frequently amusing, breezy film is a romantic comedy that manages to bring new dimensions to the genre and the use of improvised dialogue adds a freshness to it. Relying on sharp character humour, CONFETTI manages to combine its spoof documentary style and use of a traditional British romantic comedy narrative successfully.
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