The People We Hate at the Wedding (2022)
December 9, 2022 10:43 AM - Subscribe

Struggling American siblings Alice (Kristen Bell) and Paul (Ben Platt) reluctantly agree to attend the wedding of their estranged, wealthy half-sister (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) in the English countryside alongside their mother, Donna (Allison Janney). Over the course of the wedding week, the family's many skeletons are wrenched from the closet, and the unlikely reunion gives everyone the motivation to move their own lives forward. A modern wedding comedy for anyone with a slightly dysfunctional family (everyone), or anyone who's been forced to attend a wedding they tried to avoid (also everyone).

Also starring Adam Godley, Isaach De Bankolé, Andrew Daly Brandon, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, Tony Goldwyn, D'Arcy Carden.

Directed by Claire Scanlon.

34% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

An Amazon Prime original. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total)
Kristen Bell is such a wonderful comedic actor to constantly find herself in stinkers like this.

And it's written by people who worked on Bob's Burgers. Wonder what happened...
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:56 AM on December 9, 2022 [1 favorite]

I couldn’t make it past the first scene, it was so bad.
posted by dianeF at 11:39 AM on December 9, 2022

Isn't this basically just Rachel Getting Married?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:49 AM on December 9, 2022

You know what? This isn't great, but it also isn't awful. I had it on while I was doing a bunch of chores, and it was the perfect thing to kinda distract me from the chores while also not being too hard to follow, so I didn't have to give it my full attention. I know this is faint praise, but hey we'll take what we can get in 2022.

Also, the whole thing works perfectly well if you rename the main character Eleanor Shellstrop in your head. This is completely the type of mess Eleanor would have gotten into before she died. (The first time she died, I mean.)
posted by BlahLaLa at 2:05 PM on December 9, 2022 [3 favorites]

It felt like 30-65% of scenes and /or character development had been left on the cutting room floor. it wasn't quite funny enough or dramatic enough and they were neither bad enough for it to be juicy OR likeable enough for you to care.
posted by Ink-stained wretch at 10:05 PM on December 9, 2022

Isn't this basically just Rachel Getting Married?

This is a grave insult to Rachel Getting Married.
posted by bahama mama at 5:01 PM on December 11, 2022

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