Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Robert Luketic, the director behind Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law, Killers and The Ugly Truth, churns out another generically-named, generic rom-com! Lo and behold, The Wedding Year may just be his most generic one yet! Audiences balk at Luketic’s audacious underestimation of their intelligence!
“Watch ‘commitment-phobic’ Mara pursue her passion in photography, despite numerous obstacles – including… love!”
Watch “commitment-phobic” Mara (Sarah Hyland) pursue her passion in photography, despite numerous obstacles – including… love! Watch the pot-smoking (gasp!) young woman’s stiff upper lip soften under the gaze of aspiring chef Jake (Tyler James Williams)! Watch the two fall in passionate love, as a garish EDM soundtrack swells to glorious backdrops of a sun-soaked Los Angeles!
“It takes more than love to make a marriage work.” Does Mara really believe in those words, a.k.a. the film’s central theme, pronounced over and over again? When Mara attends a series of marriages with Jake, is her commitment-phobia put to the ultimate test? How is the encounter with Jake’s highly-religious, Virginia-based (double-gasp!) parents (Keith David and Wanda Sykes) going to affect Mara’s decisions? All great questions…for those who have never seen a rom-com before in their lives.
"…It never transcends its sitcom roots, coasting by thanks to the...charm of its cast."