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Love Wedding Marriage Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 1.0
    13

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Overwhelming dislike
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    A movie that feels like punishment for a crime you can't remember committing.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    Village Voice Nick Schager

    As if written by a robot whose frame of reference wasn't human reality but merely fairy-tale romantic comedies, Love, Wedding, Marriage strips genre tropes down to their scrawny, brittle bones.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Supplied with uniformly vapid dialogue, the characters come off like a bunch of twits.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Adam Markovitz

    Though it doesn't work as entertainment, this numbingly chipper rom-com (directed by Dermot Mulroney) might be of historical value someday as an A-to-Z guide to the genre's most overworked clichés.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Variety

    Performances range from wooden to hysterical, and it's largely due to Mulroney's inexperience behind the camera.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Ho-hum romcom covers well-worn material; some iffy stuff.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this romantic dramedy about a marriage counselor trying to save her own relationship as well as that of her parents isn't too likely to appeal to tweens and young teens, despite the fact that Kellan Lutz (of the Twilight movies) and Mandy Moore star. The subject matter is a bit mature -- including discussions of affairs and allusions to strip clubs -- and the pacing is slow. There's also some drinking, light swearing, and loud arguing.

  • Families can talk about infidelity. How does the media typically portray it? How does this movie compare? Do you think it's believable?
  • How does this film compare to other romantic comedies about marriage and honesty? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding relationships.

The good stuff
  • message true1

    Messages: The movie's main message is that marriage can be difficult, and to make it work over the long run, honesty is mandatory.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: A mother tells her daughter to behave as a daughter rather than a therapist, and yet she overshares.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Couples bicker pretty cruelly.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Discussions about affairs. A couple is seen making out in bed; the man is shirtless. Another pair kisses each other often, including in public. A man talks about getting "boobs" in another man's face, alluding to strip joints. A woman clad only in a bra and jeans has a man drink shots out of her navel. A woman walks around in her fancy undies.

  • language false2

    Language: Words include "slut," "ass," "hell," "bastard," and "piss." Also a lot of "Jesus!" exclamations.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: An inebriated wedding guest blubbers and acts obnoxiously. Characters partake of wine and take shots off a woman's belly. A father-in-law and his son-in-law get drunk.

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