A randy Robert DeNiro was more than I could stomach. America is getting older, mind you. But, seeing DeNiro trot around crowing about his sexual triumphs was just too much.
Anyway, “The Big Wedding” is based on a French film from several years ago. A long divorced couple (DeNiro and Diane Keaton) are forced to pretend they are still happily married when the biological mother of their adopted son comes into town to see him married. She’s from Columbia and is apparently old school Catholic. Hilarity ensues, or not.
“The Big Wedding” has a well-known cast. It includes Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams.
The humor is tired and full of clichés. Some might recognize elements of another French comedy, “La Cage aux Folles.” At least I was thinking of the American version of that film, which also starred Robin Williams.
If we’re going to continue to make French comedies into American films, then we must insist France write something original. Please. Grade: D+