Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Dec 2018)
Brief Synopsis – On the eve of the wedding of a young couple various friends and family members take a look at their own lives and their perspectives on love.
My Take on it – This is a film that I knew absolutely nothing about and was blown away with how interesting it was.
This film manages to show various perspectives of marriage from different extended family members and friends who are all at varying stages of their lives.
The cast of characters are amazing to watch since they all seem to believe that their outlook on life, love and marriage is correct even if each of the character’s viewpoints contradict one another throughout the story.
Each tries to impart words of wisdom on others and that is a testament to the great way that this script was written because each of the characters and their ideas feel realistic and genuine.
Richard Castellano was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance here as a family patriarch who spends his time trying to instill wisdom about married life to his two sons while also dealing with his wife played by Bea Arthur.
Bottom Line – Great film that manages to show various perspectives of marriage by different extended family members at different stages of their lives. Amazing cast of characters that all seem to believe that they have the right outlook on life, love and marriage yet obviously their opinions all contradict one another. The words of wisdom that all try to impart on others are written so well because they manage to get so many different viewpoint to seem so realistic and genuine. Castellano was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for this role and he does a fine job as the patriarch of a family trying to impart his wisdom on his two sons. Highly Recommended
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Oscar-winning song – “For All We Know” – from this movie was performed by Petula Clark at the Academy Awards (April 15, 1971) even though the song was a hit for The Carpenters. In fact, a small controversy occurred when the duo was not selected to perform the song at the ceremony, even though they were the one of the most popular music acts at the time. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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