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Out at the Wedding
Alex's little white lies are spinning out of control! After telling her new fianc‚ that her family is dead, Alex travels from NYC to South Carolina to serve as her sister Jeannie's bridesmaid. A rumor spreads at the wedding that Alex is gay and when her family is surprisingly supportive, Alex decides to play along. It's easier than telling the truth about her engagement to a Jewish African American man, right? But when Jeannie comes to visit Alex in New York and Alex has to prove that she's a lesbian, things really start to get out of hand. Out At The Wedding explores the sometimes comical way in which we come out to the people we love, whether as gay or straight.
||Reginald VelJohnson, Charlie Schlatter, Mink Stole, Mike Farrell, Mystro Clark|
||Full Screen, Color, NTSC|
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|DVD Release Date:
||February 17, 2009|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 17 reviews|
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5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Very Funny and CharmingNov 05, 2008
By Rainbow Girl
I finally got to see this and it was worth the wait. It may be an indie but it has a lot of heart, and reminds me of the screwball comedies of old Hollywood, only gayer. Alex is mistakenly outed as a lesbian at her sisters wedding, and what starts as a misunderstanding soon morphes into a pretend lesbian relationship and a lot of funny gags and romantic surprises.
Defintely worth watching, and so much better than director Lee Friedlander's other movie Girl Play. The lead actresses, though mostly unknown, bring great chemistry and charm to Alex, Jeannie and Risa. This is what a gay comedy should be, funny without being cliched.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
More than just a lesbian movieNov 21, 2012
This is a truly sweet and cute movie. Although often tagged as a lesbian movie, this isn't just a movie about lesbians or for lesbians. The main character, Alex, played by Andrea Marcellus is a young woman on her way to her sister Jeannie's, played by Desi Lydic, wedding. Her secret is that her boyfriend is Jewish-African-American, and she is afraid her "bigoted," Southern family won't understand. Through a series of bumbling misinformation, her family somehow comes to the conclusion that she is a lesbian. Cue the Lesbian-For-Hire Risa played by Cathy DeBuono.
When her family, including her newly married sister, decides to visit, she hires a lesbian (Risa) to play her girlfriend in an attempt to keep her family from knowing the truth. Much hilarity, lying, and painful honesty ensues as the characters try to navigate falling in love. This movie doesn't end quite like one would assume, as the "twist" has a lot to say about racial and gay stereotypes.
All-in-all this is a cute and sweet movie about falling in love and learning to be true to yourself no matter the cost.
This movie has a truly awesome sound track, and one of the highlights is the dance scene Cathy DeBuono and Desi Lydic to Beth Hart's "Leave the Light On."
************************* VERY TINY SPOILER ALERT**************************************
This movie has a happy ending for all the concerned lesbians out there.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
A great movie for middle-aged straight couples!Jun 11, 2009
By Hobo Joe
This movie is hilarious and very sweet. You love all the characters but at the same time think, "For crying out loud. What's with these people?" The premise of being outed at your sister's wedding (when you're straight) sounds over the top, but is made entirely believable by the situational comedy. Loved it. Be sure to watch the special features.
Quirky comedy...May 11, 2013
By Lesbian Film Guide
Alex (Andrea Marcellus) left South Carolina years ago for a life in New York with gay best friend Jonathan (Charlie Schlatter). Now engaged to Dana (Mystro Clark), a bi-racial airline pilot, Alex fears the reaction her southern family will have to her fiancé. To bypass this potentially explosive predicament, Alex improvises by telling Dana that all of her family is dead. When her sister Jeannie's (Desi Lydic) wedding comes around, Alex must bring Jonathan as her date. A misunderstanding at the reception however, leads the wedding party to believe that Alex is a lesbian.
When Alex can't convince her family that she really is straight, and they embrace her as a lesbian, she leaves well enough alone and returns to New York. Complications arise when Jeannie decides to visit Alex in New York to meet her girlfriend Dana. Rather than tell the truth, Jonathan hatches a plan to "hire" a lesbian to act as Alex's girlfriend. However, when Jeanne meets Alex's girlfriend Risa (Cathy DeBuono), sparks fly leading to hilarious and unexpected results. Further confusion arises when Dana's parents show up and Alex must explain how her family has risen from the dead.
Director Lee Friedlander, looks at sibling rivalry and relationships, which can often be complicated when we hide the truth from the ones we love. This light-hearted, enjoyable film illustrates the snowball effect that one little white lie can have on a complicated situation.
Cathy DeBuono steals the show as sexy girlfriend-for-hire Risa caught in the middle of an outrageous family dilemma. Watch for cameos from Julie Goldman and Jill Bennett (Cathy DeBuono's real-life partner).
Author of the 2013 Lesbian Film Guide
Very well done.Feb 09, 2013
this is a cute and funny movie. It is moving and covers a of ground, but does it with interesting writing and connections. I really enjoyed it and would recommend the film.
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