Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Wedding Movies

Film One: Forces of Nature. (Yes, I know, it has Ben Affleck in it. But this was six years ago, before there was any such film as Gigli.) I bought this movie back just after it came out on video (previously viewed, so it was something like $5) just for the ending. The ending often makes me forget the rest of the film that preceded it; it's not just a satisfying ending, but it makes me think about what I believe about relationships.

It's also interesting to look at. Some of the camera work makes it look more like a really stylised commercial than a film. You can tell that the director had a lot of fun with it. (Okay, and it's just good escapism, because I've seen it so many times. I needed something that wasn't going to take too many brain cells, because I was just entirely drained after having a very long day. And so I watched a comfort movie and drank tea.)

Any suggestions for other movies about weddings I should watch in the next less-than-two months? (And now, in the half an hour before I go to bed, I'm going to finish reading through the primary sources that I wanted to check out, to round out my third chapter.)


Crazy Legs said...

The Wedding Singer.

Chris Reed said...

Forces of nature I found was surprisingly good. It didn't end the way that I expected an American movie to end. Also I remember at the end of the movie it had a positive message about relationships and not a negative one. I will have to watch it again now. As for other wedding movies to watch I think it would be interesting to watch The Father of the Bride. The reason I recommend this one is so that you can be thankful that it isn't us.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. I would definitely suggest watching Bend It Like Beckham (hey, there's a wedding in it) and Monsoon Wedding. I cannot get enough of east indian weddings.

Becca said...

There's always "Bride and Prejudice"... and then the classics like "The Wedding Singer"... I know it's got some horrible language... but I still love that movie...
hmm... I'll try to think of more
Love you Mary