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DVD Review: Wedding Bros.

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Wedding Bros. brings us the misadventures of the Marconi Brothers, Anthony (Brenden Sexton III) and Carmine (Dan Folger). Heirs to the family carpeting business, the boys dream of bigger and better things. Well, Anthony dreams of bigger and better things — his brother is just a complete fuck-up. One afternoon, when Carmine snoops around a house they are supposed to be re-carpeting, he discovers a video studio full of professional wedding videos. The owner of said house, Lou Burns (Jon Polito, that guy from all of those Coen brothers films), walks in and is not happy to find two strangers fiddling with his equipment — but he soon lightens up, and eventually hires the two misfits as his wedding videography crew.

From there, Anthony seeks to win the heart of photographer Lauren (Zoe Lister Jones), while Carmine’s frivolity threatens to destroy everything. Somewhere in the mess of forgettable one-liners is the lesson of growing up and accepting responsibility. Personally, I think the moral of the story is that you’ll have a rewarding life — providing your sibling is not a total schmuck.

Screen Media Films presents Wedding Bros. in an anamorphic 1.85:1 ratio. The video quality here is fine, with a well-balanced color palette and contrast. There were no big flaws to speak of (that I recall, at least). The English 5.1 soundtrack carries the film rather well, but is nothing that will test your surround sound setup to the extreme. Special features here are limited. There’s an audio commentary with writer/director duo Michael Canzoniero and Marco Ricci, along with producer David Boulton; and an extended version of one of the commercials seen in the film.

Although it is unlikely it shall ever go down in movie history for any reason, Wedding Bros. (originally titled The Marconi Bros) serves as passable (and mostly mindless) mid-afternoon entertainment. The stars do a good enough job (although Folger’s performance really annoyed the crap out of me with his obnoxious John Belushi-like behavior), but overall, the movie lacks any real panache to make it worth going out of your way for.

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About Luigi Bastardo

Luigi Bastardo is the disgruntled alter-ego of a thirtysomething lad from Northern California who has watched so many weird movies since the tender age of 3 that a conventional life is out of the question. He currently lives in Chico, CA with four cats named Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Margaret. Seriously.
  • tvp7474

    I think this is the best Dan Fogler has ever been in a movie. In fact, he is absolutely amazing in this film!

  • He can do better. All he needs is a good solo project that doesn’t try to turn him into the next John Belushi or Chris Farley.

  • lambchop

    I too think this is Dan Fogler’s best performance to date and think Wedding Bros. is a great first-time film. Very funny and worth watching.

  • Eric Kreuter

    I think the reviewer neglects to mention the sub-themes, for example, how Carmine and Anthony change roles and the sons seeking the approval of their father who is not willing to listen to their modern ideas. The love interest between Anthony and Lauren resolves in an atypical way. Dan shows his serious side and acting ability. The original music carries the film into a new dimension.