Wedding Daze movie review
Starring: Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher
After watching Wedding Daze, I really hope that some day Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher break out of their normal roles and give acting another shot. Yes, it's true, we all loved American Pie, and Jason Biggs was fun and funny. And of course, Wedding Crashers was even better, and who couldn't help but love Isla Fisher as Gloria? She's so cute.
But as far as Wedding Daze goes, it's ok. I guess. Wedding Daze certainly pushes us beyond reasonable believability. But that's kind of what was intended, I hope.
Yes, it's funny. Really funny in fact. But humor can't be everything. I didn't feel as if there was any character development at all. And some of that can go a long way. I can see though why Wedding Daze was denied theatrical release in the United States. I would not have been happy had I paid money to see this. But Wedding Daze is a good rental if you're in the mood for something silly and superficial.
Best known as a comedian, Stella's Michael Ian Black makes his directorial debut with Wedding Daze, AKA The Pleasure of Your Company. In the prologue, Anderson (Jason Biggs) dresses up as Cupid and proposes to his perfect girlfriend, who promptly keels over. A year later, he's still in mourning. Meanwhile, Katie (Isla Fisher) is also seeing a seemingly flawless fellow, and though her mother (Joanna Gleason) pressures her to accept his proposal, Katie has her doubts. The next day, she meets the unemployed Anderson at the diner where she works. On a dare, he asks her to marry him. Not only does she accept--she moves in with him. They make for an odd couple, but not as odd as their parents: Katie's stepfather (Matt Malloy) is a Jewish inventor, while her birth father (Joe Pantoliano) is a Buddhist convict; Anderson's parents (Margo Martindale and Edward Herrmann), on the other hand, are very happily married (suggestive words send them into a sexual frenzy). Clearly, Anderson and Katie's differing backgrounds create a momentary stumbling block, but their breakup lasts as long as their courtship--blink and you'll miss it. Denied a US theatrical release, Wedding Daze is a rough-around-the-edges, if sweet-natured romp. --Kathleen C. Fennessy