The Wedding Video Is The Funniest Film You’ll See This Season

17 August 2012 by

Robert Webb and Lucy Punch in The Wedding Video

Robert Webb and Lucy Punch in The Wedding Video

A nuptials-themed comedy starring comedian Rufus Hound (no, we weren’t entirely sure who he was either but he’s really, really funny) may not be your idea of a must-see, but The Wedding Video, in which he stars, is comedy gold.

Hound plays Raif, a happy-go-lucky, out-of-work backpacker who returns to the UK, from his Australian travels, for the wedding of his straight-laced brother Tim (Peep Show’s Robert Webb) and his blushing bride Saskia, played brilliantly by our current comedy crush, Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger).

Though she may seem rich, sensible and equally straight-laced, that’s not quite how Raif remembers Saskia, who he knew at school as the wild child whom all the boys fancied and all the girls were scared of.

As a present to Tim and Saskia, Raif decides to film the entire wedding shenanigans from planning to execution - mental wedding planners and overbearing, competitive mothers included. In doing so, he unwittingly derails their special day.

We’ve been longing for an all-British, wedding-themed comedy for a while. Four Wedding and a Funeral paved the way for such a genre back in 1994 and The Wedding Video happily takes it’s crown. A must-see.


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