Son Cubano [Goldies] - Various Artists

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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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published 26/03/2008 | pmcds
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Pro Hilarious
Cons Basic and will not appeal to non-Brits
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"Throw in the DVD player and laugh yer head off!"

What do you get when you cross a horde of British TV comedy stars with a ridiculous plot about marriage? The answer? A surprisingly funny yet absolutely ludicrous film that somehow manages to make me want to watch it again, although I am at a loss at to why!!!!

The Plot

Confetti (2006) is an offering in the series of Brit Flicks such as Ruchard Curtis' Notting Hill where us Brits make a mockery out of, well ... us Brits! Confetti magazine have decided to hold a competition for the most original wedding of the year, and the winners get to have their wedding paid for. There you go. That's the plot, in a nutshell. And it really is as simple as that. It is the subplots that make this film what it is. In contrastg to the majority of films we see, the main plot is merely a vehicle so that a bunch of ridiculous subplots can be attacked with fervour by some of the funniest comedians we have around at the moment.

Yes, all the subplots do revolve around the main plot, but armed with the weirdest wedding planners, a nudist couple, some arrogance and a ridiculous script conceived by Debbie Isitt and penned by the strange combination of Jimmy Carr and Martin Freeman, this is an unabashed free-for-all for British comedians to ad lib their way onto!!!

The Cast and Performances

Where to start? There are funny performances from all the cast , and I could not stop laughing out loud at the hilarity of the situations created by the imaginative writing. Comedians such as Stephen Mangan, Martin Freeman, Jimmy Carr, Alsion Steadman (a more established acting name there!), Jessica Hynes and Meredith MacNeill all contribute in fine form to make this a brilliant piece.

My Opinion

Brilliant though it is, it does nothing other than eliver laughs. I am not sure it would be as well enjoyed across the pond in the States, as many of the gags are full of British style of humour. I did laugh all the way through, but the plot was pretty lacklustre and some of the actors did seem to be just going through the motions of a vague script and ad libbing. As such, this is no masterpiece, but I will rate it at 4 stars out of 5 as it is highly entertaining.


Hilarious Brit Flick that probably won't appeal to anyone not British.

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  • tune57 published 28/03/2008
    My sister raved about this but personally It didn't do anyting for me, interesting review though which will be very useful to other members,
  • Schnappi published 27/03/2008
    I thought this film was very funny - Although i really hate the man with the curly hair from green wing - He drives me crazy...other than this though, i found the film very enjoyable :) good reveiw. I agree with you on all points :)
  • mumsymary published 27/03/2008
    Hi , it sounds ok
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An 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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