To have and to hold… ‘Til dads do us part. The battle of family traditions is on when Our Family Wedding ties the knot on Blu-ray and DVD July 13 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker* (The Last King of Scotland) and Carlos Mencia (“Mind of Mencia”) star in this clash-of-cultures comedy about two overbearing dads who must put aside their differences to plan a wedding for their children, Marcus (Lance Gross; Meet the Browns) and Lucia (America Ferrera; “Ugly Betty”), in less than two weeks. As the wedding brings out the best and worst in both families, the young couple soon discovers the true meaning of love and finds there is truth to the saying – that when you marry someone, you marry their entire family.
I received a copy of Our Family Wedding on DVD to review. I ended up watching it with my mom on our couch on one of her days off. We both like America Ferrera as we were first introduced to her in “Real Women Have Curves” on HBO years ago and really liked her. As usual America plays a really strong woman you can’t help but like. Both dads in this movie are funny. The fiancé is cute and interesting. This movie gave us a couple of good laughs. It’s a cute storyline that has a good ending. You manage to feel for every character and hope everything works out for them.
Something we really enjoyed about this dvd is the deleted scenes and gag reel. The deleted scenes are fun, but I could understand why they didn’t make the cut (probably time). I especially liked the outtakes. They were really funny.
Overall, a pretty good movie.
Disclosure: I received a copy of Our Family Wedding for review purposes. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.