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 14/07/2009 | SmilingBuddha
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Pro A few good laughs, Great acting
Cons Alot of sections/gags not funny, Dull in parts
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"Three Unusual Weddings"

Shot in mockumentary style, Confetti revolves around a competition set up by a top bridal magazine to find the most original wedding.

We follow the three competing couples - two nudists, two tennis players and two fans of musicals - in their struggle for victory as well as having a great wedding. All the couples have been given the stereotypical gay wedding planners, Gregory and Archie, to aid them.

The magazine however, are more concerned about which couple would look best on the front cover.

What may draw a lot of people to this film is that there are a bunch of famous British comedians to be found - Jimmy Carr, Martin Freeman and Robert Webb for starters. I've got to give it some kudos simply for that, as a big Mitchell and Webb fan.

The acting was brilliant, it honestly could have fooled me into believing it was a real documentary at times. Whether that just says I'm gullible, I don't know. Also, I'm not sure if it's improvised but it certainly feels that way and if it is, it's very well done.

As you would expect for a film about weddings, there is a lot of emotion packed in. It's all pulled off very well, and since it's in mockumentary style with solid acting it doesn't feel cheesy at all.

On the downside, I found the lead up - where they introduced the couples - to be excruciatingly dull. Their toneless voices combined with the overall slowness of the sequence, just made me feel like I'm watching some sort of apathetic mush.

I found all the actual funny moments were physical, like the fights or the removal of clothing or the heated arguments. Most of the worded "witty" gags just did nothing for me. That said, some of physical gags were also pretty poor.

The plot is a little predictable. It's clear who you're meant to like and who you're not. And at the very least, it is clear from the first fifteen minutes who is not going to win.

Admittedly, this is not exactly the sort of film I would normally watch - I'm more of a Fight Club, Reservoir Dogs kind of person. But that said, I didn't find this too bad. It's a forgettable TV film but not entirely redundant.

Oh and don't bother watching it if you don't like swearing or full frontal nudity - although that's almost entirely Robert Webb who apparently has no shame.

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  • TheHairyGodmother published 18/09/2009
    nice review :)
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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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