My Old Addiction

A Wedding Most Strange (2011)

TREVOR GARLICK

Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.  , 2011.  .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Trevor Garlick.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies

A recently divorced gay man has to get remarried quickly if he is to inherit his father’s estate and keep it from being shared with his homophobic uncle.  Putting out an ad for a quick husband, he has a myriad of candidates show up to be interviewed, narrows them down to three, invites everyone to an inn for the nuptials and reveals the lucky winner at the last moment before the ceremony.  Sounds like a bucket of laughs if it were in the right hands, but the right hands have fully eluded this ridiculous premise and this garbled mess is very hard to follow.  Decent acting helps a little, but so much of the plot’s movement leaps without sense that it feels as if you’re watching the film with the scenes placed in the wrong order, and the burgeoning relationship between our protagonist and his eventual choice in a loved one feels like it comes out of nowhere.  Slow in pace and featuring very few laughs, this is sold as a comedy but is actually simply an exercise in empty dread.

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