A Wedding

Director: Robert Altman
Year Released: 1978
Rating: 2.0

Satiric look at the holy union between a truck driver's daughter and the son of a rich Italian (with a shady past, of course) and the reception at the Italian's home, where pretty much everything that can go wrong does. There are a sizeable number of decent jokes and interesting characters (the heavy-drinking doctor and his breast-touching problem, Geraldine Chaplin's flustered wedding planner), but it's spread really thin, and the tone is - if anything - contemptuous on Altman's part, as he relishes every disaster and argument between the bourgeoisie. As it moves towards the third act, the film turns into pure hysteria: screaming, physical comedy, the works.