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A still from The Wedding Party (1969)

The Wedding Party

1969 | United States | 92 min
  • Watched on Thu Mar 4, 2021 via Blu-ray (2018 | Arrow | De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films)
    D+: 2 stars (out of 5)

    Despite featuring an early performance from a young Robert De Niro, director Brian De Palma proves the star of his first filmed picture. He employs an array of formal devices to tell a farcical story of a groom-to-be’s second thoughts after encountering his fiancée’s eccentric family. De Niro plays a groomsman.

    It’s an interesting watch, but only somewhat amusing. De Palma presents several sequences like silent comedy. A smart move given the limited budget and novice cast, but style can only gloss over so much.

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