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'The Big Wedding' Makes Divorce Look Good

The Big Wedding has its moments, but it's short on ideas about, say, parents and children, sibling relationships or, oh, I don't know, weddings.

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Because I Said So (2007)

Tacky and terminally bland, Because I Said So sets up one basic joke -- the interfering mother -- and runs it into the ground.

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Reds (1981)

Warren Beatty's personal best film stands among the most spectacular films of the '80s and has retained its dignity with age.

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The Family Stone (2005)

In trying to balance the competing forces of farce and pathos, the film is at times funny and moving, though there are so many characters and subplots that some get lost in the shuffle.

Marisa Carroll
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The Family Stone (2005)

The self-congratulating, liberal-leaning Stones are addled when good boy Everett (Dermot Mulroney) brings home the very bad fiancée.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Father of the Bride: 15th Anniversary Edition (1991)

Maybe it's asking too much for a lighthearted comedy to raise any significant questions. But it can't be asking too much to expect the film to make sense.

Nikki Tranter
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Francis Ford Coppola's focus on his family, in the film and his memory, could not be more poignant or more public.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Something's Gotta Give is best when it backs off the cute dialogue and the actors create their own moments.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Overstays its welcome, yes, but worse, it pretends like it's news when it isn't.

Cynthia Fuchs

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