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      Betsy's Wedding

      R Released Jun 22, 1990 1 hr. 34 min. Comedy List
      56% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 39% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Jake (Dylan Walsh) and Betsy (Molly Ringwald) are a young couple looking to tie the knot. Content with an understated, intimate wedding, Jake and Betsy's plans go out the window when Betsy's working-class folks, Eddie (Alan Alda) and Lola (Madeline Kahn), feel compelled to go over the top after they meet Harry and Nancy, Jake's high-class parents. In need of financial help, Eddie enlists a shady in-law (Joe Pesci) for assistance, which only exacerbates matters. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 20 Buy Now

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      Audience Member It's a decent wacky wedding disaster movie. It doesn't do much that's memorable, or unique, but it's a fun enough distraction. It's got a solid cast, so that helps. Though I was more interested in the relationship between Sheedy and LaPaglia. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/10/20 Full Review Audience Member Boy, I think the reviewers--critics and audience alike--must have seen a different movie to have rated this so low. My family and I throughly enjoyed everything about it--the cast, the script, the situations, the memorable lines. We still go around quoting from it. Every now and then I have to watch this again--for Stevie Dee alone, who is worth the price of admission. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This is kept together and made funnier by O'Hara, Pesci and, save for the accent slip from LaPaglia who also was good, Burt Young. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Sheedy and LaPaglia are beautiful together and that's a good thing because every moment they're not on the screen we miss them. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member It was an okay movie in that wacky wedding genre, but while the build up was pretty great, the wedding itself was less than 20 minutes and was a bit of a letdown. I did enjoy most of the cast. Alda and Kahn are great as the parents, but Ringwald as Betsy was a bit of a miss for me. She got downright annoying at one point in the film, and her hair & clothes styles were both awful. Her choices for wedding dresses, also bad. She was set up to be a hip girl with the trend times, but everything seemed so awful about her. I really loved Sheedy here though. Best thing about this movie. Her love story with LaPaglia was off for me, just cause they way he talked the whole time. Would women really fall for that? Pesci was fun at times, but then the dick we all know he is in every movie comes out after awhile. Dylan Walsh in an early role is kind of just there, and Burt Young and Catherine O'Hara were pretty much wasted and not developed at all. And while Samuel L. Jackson is credited as the MAN AT WEDDING, I don't recall seeing him. There was ONE African American guy at the wedding I could see, and it was not him. Maybe his scene was cut? It has so fun overall, but it just fails to deliver the all out wedding it builds up and Betsy herself is kind of unlikable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Not Sensational! Just plain jane material. Molly Ringwalds worst movie as Betsy. A stand-out from her family just wants a small wedding. Her father needs a hearing aid obviously he's a bad listener in threat of soon to be inlaws. Betsy and her wedding become a money circus. Juggling a dysfunctional wedding goes down the drain. the love is questionable. Sad to say it wasn't worth watching, clinging for humor i didn't even giggle. such a waste time! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      William Thomas Empire Magazine Most of the people who see this will own funnier home videos of wedding disasters. Rated: 2/5 Jan 6, 2017 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: B Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Variety Staff Variety From a bolt of ordinary cloth Alan Alda fashions a thoroughly engaging matrimonial romp. Feb 12, 2009 Full Review Graham Young Birmingham Mail Alda may have more than 20 top awards to his name, but this is a total nightmare of a production. Oct 18, 2023 Full Review Philip French Observer (UK) The kindly, ingratiating Betsy's Wedding, written and directed by its star Alan Alda, stands in the same relationship to Robert Altman's abrasive, unpredictable A Wedding that Alda's liberal TV series MASH occupies vis-à-vis the anarchic Altman movie. Oct 18, 2023 Full Review Christopher Tookey Sunday Telegraph (UK) There's a good pace, funny one-liners and enjoyable performances from the ubiquitous Joe Pesci as a sleazy uncle, Ally Sheedy as a vulnerable woman cop, and -- best of all -- Anthony LaPaglia as an earnest, Runyonesque young Mafioso. Oct 17, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Jake (Dylan Walsh) and Betsy (Molly Ringwald) are a young couple looking to tie the knot. Content with an understated, intimate wedding, Jake and Betsy's plans go out the window when Betsy's working-class folks, Eddie (Alan Alda) and Lola (Madeline Kahn), feel compelled to go over the top after they meet Harry and Nancy, Jake's high-class parents. In need of financial help, Eddie enlists a shady in-law (Joe Pesci) for assistance, which only exacerbates matters.
      Director
      Alan Alda
      Production Co
      Touchstone Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 22, 1990, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $19.7M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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