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Film Review: ‘Three Many Weddings’

Comedy doesn't get any broader than this insufferably cartoonish, blatantly derivative affair.


Inma Cuesta, Martin Rivas, Quim Gutierrez, Paco Leon, Rossy de Palma, Maria Botto, Laura Sanchez, Berto Romero, Barbara Santa Cruz.

Comedy doesn’t get any broader than Javier Ruiz Caldera’s “Three Many Weddings,” an insufferably cartoonish, blatantly derivative affair best suited to drunken bachelorette parties and stag nights. Inma Cuesta plays a lobster scientist (?) with relationship problems who has to attend three weddings of three ex-boyfriends. Anyone believing they’ve suffered through endless marriage receptions need only attend “Three More Weddings” and they’ll think they got off easy. It’s definitely not a festival film, though Spanish-lingo territories will undoubtedly see sky-high returns at the multiplexes following an early December Iberian release.

Ruth (Cuesta) is dumped publicly at a friend’s nuptials by b.f. Pedro (Berto Romero), who complains she’s too compliant. At the lab where she’s researching cell generation in lobsters, she’s assigned new intern Dani (Martin Rivas), whom Ruth asks to escort her to the surfer wedding of her very dude-ish ex, Mikel (Paco Leon). There she falls for plastic surgeon Jonas (Quim Gutierrez), but at the wedding of her now-transgender ex, Alex (Laura Sanchez), Ruth learns Jonas hasn’t been forthcoming. “Weddings” makes “American Pie” seem prim and realistic, but could generate international remakes. The soundtrack may produce additional sales.

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Film Review: 'Three Many Weddings'

Reviewed at Venice Film Festival (Venice Days), Sept. 7, 2013. Running time: 94 MIN. Original title: "Tres bodas de mas"


(Spain) A Warner Bros. Spain release of a Think Studio, Ciudadano Ciskul, Apaches Entertainment, A3 Media Cine production, with the participation of Ono, in collaboration with Antena 3, La Sexta, Canal plus, Warner Bros Spain. (International sales: Film Factory Entertainment, Barcelona.) Produced Eneko Lizarraga Arratibel, Francisco Sanchez Ortiz, Enrique Lopez Lavigne, Belen Atienza, Mikel Lejarza, Mercedes Gamero. Executive producer, Maria Angulo, Eneko Lizarraga Arratibel, Francisco Sanchez Ortiz.


Directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera. Screenplay, Breixo Corral, Pablo Alen. Camera (color, HD, widescreen), Arnau Valls Colomer; editor, Alberto de Toro; music, Javier Rodero; production designer, Sylvia Steinbrecht; costume designer, Cristina Rodriguez; sound (Dolby Digital), Salva Mayolas, Pelayo Gutierrez, Nacho Royo-Villanova; associate producer, Pablo Alen; casting, Juana Martinez.


Inma Cuesta, Martin Rivas, Quim Gutierrez, Paco Leon, Rossy de Palma, Maria Botto, Laura Sanchez, Berto Romero, Barbara Santa Cruz.

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