UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): Wedding repeatedly ruined by life’s bullshit.
Carolyn’s thoughts: I was hoping it would be funnier, but it was more on the romance side than the comedy side. It wasn’t a bad movie, though, but it was more a generic rom-com than a funny and unique rom-com.
Clint’s thoughts: It’s a romantic comedy, but the emphasis is really more on the romance than the comedy with this one. Comedy-wise, you really have to be a fan of schadenfreude to be able to enjoy this. So yes, I still found it funny. I just wish it’d been a bit *funnier*, with less suffering. Poor Jason Segel.
Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Get Him To The Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Neighbors aka Bad Neighbors).
Written by: Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) & Nicholas Stoller (Get Him To The Greek, Fun With Dick And Jane, 3 eps of Undeclared).
Starring Jason Segel (I Love You Man, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, Undeclared, This Is The End, This Is 40, Can’t Hardly Wait, SLC Punk, Bad Teacher, Despicable Me, Freaks And Geeks, How I Met Your Mother) as Tom Solomon.
Emily Blunt (Looper, Dan In Real Life, The Wolfman) as Violet Barnes.
Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Her, Take Me Home Tonight, Movie 43, What’s Your Number?, The Lego Movie, Jennifer’s Body) as Alex Eilhauer, Tom’s friend.
Alison Brie (Scream 4, The Lego Movie, Diane from BoJack Horseman, 1 ep of Axe Cop, 1 ep of High School USA, 1 ep of Robot Chicken, 1 ep of American Dad, 1 ep of NTSF:SD:SUV::) as Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer, Violet’s hotter-but-less-pretty sister.
Lauren Weedman (Date Night, 1 ep of Arrested Development, 1 ep of Childrens Hospital, 1 ep of Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Chef Sally.
Mimi Kennedy (Due Date, Death Becomes Her, Erin Brockovich) as Carol Solomon, Tom’s mom.
David Paymer (Bad Teacher, Fanboy, Howard The Duck, Drag Me To Hell, Ocean’s 13, City Slickers, Irreconcilable Differences, 6 eps of The Larry Sanders Show, 1 ep of Duckman) as Pete Solomon, Tom’s dad.
Jacki Weaver as Sylvia Dickerson-Barnes, Violet’s mom.
Jim Piddock (Get Him To The Greek, Epic Movie, Independence Day, Multiplicity, 7 eps of Mad About You, 4 eps of Batman: The Brave And The Bold, 1 ep of NTSF:SD:SUV::, 1 ep of Childrens Hospital) as George Barnes, Violet’s dad.
Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, Date And Switch, 1 ep of The Office) as Audrey, Tom’s young girlfriend.
Rhys Ifans (Curt Connors in The Amazing Spider-Man, Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter 7, Mr. Nobody) as Winton Childs.
Mindy Kaling (Kelly in The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Wreck-It Ralph, This Is The End, Despicable Me) as Vaneetha.
Randall Park (Neighbors aka Bad Neighbors, Dinner For Schmucks, 3 eps of MADtv, 1 ep of Robot Chicken, 1 ep of The Office, 1 ep of Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Ming.
Kevin Hart (Scary Movie 3-4, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Epic Movie, Superhero Movie, Death At A Funeral, Little Fockers, Along Came Polly) as Doug.
Brian Posehn as Tarquin.
Chris Parnell (Cyril in Archer, Anchorman 2, Rick & Morty, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Dictator, Turbo, Saturday Night Live, 3 eps of Gravity Falls, 2 eps of The Problem Solverz, 2 eps of Drunk History) as Bill.
and Tim Heidecker as Negotiating Chef. Didn’t even notice him!Mood: meh
Music: Diabolic – Killing Fields
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