Wedding Bell Blues

DANA LUSTIG

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1996.  Bergman Lustig Productions, Curb Entertainment.  Story by Dana Lustig, , Screenplay by Annette Goliti Gutierrez.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , , .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

When soon-to-be-married  is dumped just days before her wedding, she and her roommates ( and ) come up with a crazy scheme to beat the blues: instead of putting up with all their family members pitying their being unmarried, why not just go to Las Vegas, get married for a day and then have the divorce papers to serve as proof that they can land husbands? Great idea, but you won’t fall for the premise for even a second with the beautiful and headstrong women that have been assembled to play the leads. Sure, the plot would pass for a fluffy eighties comedy, but these gals have got too much going on to really go for something like this. However, once on their trip to Vegas, director Dana Lustig (doing a terribly lazy job with the film otherwise) wisely lets their personalities shine and the result is a ridiculous but enjoyable buddy movie with lots of good laughs. Porizkova is especially good, while Douglas’ fantastic comic timing pretty much steals every scene she’s in, and she enjoys great chemistry with love interest .

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