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164. Confetti

Published September 4, 2011

Fast Facts

Title: Confetti Director: Debbie Isitt Year: 2006 Run time: 1hr 40

Background Info

Another iPlayer find, I wasn’t sure about watching this one. I always wonder how the mockumentary format will work in extended play, but with so many British comedians in the cast, it was hard to pass it up.

Live Blog

1:00 - I don’t know why, because the film is called Confetti, but it didn’t occur to me that it would be about weddings and stuff. 4:19 - Jessica Hynes and Martin Freeman would make a good couple. 5:17 - Stephen Mangan! Love. 6:28 - That’s more of those two than I ever needed to see. 8:51 - Is that Herrick? Jeez louise, it’s like a who’s who of British TV. Bit of a departure from his vampire role. 9:20 - “Mad as cheese, the pair of us.” Ooh, I like it. Mad as cheese. 14:22 - Aww, bless. Is it bad luck to be in front of your groom all dressed up even if it is not your specific wedding dress? 17:32 - “You have a really good game of badminton and no need to wash your kit!” Not exactly a compelling reason for naturism. 19:50 - The woman in the cab from On the Town. The come up to my place woman? She’s not annoying. 27:00 - “She does dancing.” “Oh, yes, I saw that, I thought you injured yourself.” Rude! 28:42 - I’d like to see a fight like that at Wimbledon. 32:55 - Clumsy = Physical dyslexia. 43:03 - She says he’s becoming impossible to live with. I think that happens around weddings. 47:54 - More beautiful than Sharapova is hard to achieve. 54:02 - It’s romantic, but also, she’s standing in the middle of the road. Not wise. 57:46 - This is almost the exact same character she plays in Gavin & Stacey. Velour tracksuit and everything. 1:08:08 - That’s an incredibly short dress she’s wearing. It’s all very well going for a tennis theme but blimey. 1:09:24 - Is that Mark Heap? It wouldn’t be right without him I suppose! 1:15:11 - Is the overriding message that it doesn’t matter what the wedding is like, it’s the getting married that’s important. I hope so. 1:21:28 - Wow. I didn’t like the vow bit anyway. Singing it is something crazy. 1:26:33 - It’s hard to know how to feel about that because they are genuine enough but the competition was fixed. 1:29:57 - Post-nuptual depression?

Conclusions

It was an intriguing concept and interestingly portrayed. I really bought into the three different couples but as I am not a big fan of weddings, I felt like an outside for quite a lot of the film. It was amusing, but I didn’t really find it laugh out loud funny. My concerns about the mockumentary format were unfounded though. It kept my attention throughout.

Rating: 3/5

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