- Title Confetti
- Director Debbie Isitt
- Year 2006
- Run time 1hr 40m
- Genres Comedy, Romance
- Tagline Three weddings, one happy couple
Affectionate comedy featuring an ensemble of UK comedic talents, including Martin Freeman, Jessica Stevenson, Stephen Mangan, Jimmy Carr, Felicity Montagu and Alison Steadman. The film follows three couples as they duke it out to win a bridal magazine contest for 'Most Original Wedding of the Year'. Archie Heron (Vincent Franklin) and Gregory Hough (Jason Watkins) are hired to help each couple have a day they'll always remember, though they may not look back on their work with fondness.
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.
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?
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