|Our Family Wedding|
|Directed by||Rick Famuyiwa|
|Produced by||Edward Saxon|
|Written by||Wayne Conley (screenplay and story)
Malcolm Spellman (screenplay)
Rick Famuyiwa (screenplay)
|Editing by||Dirk Westervelt|
|Distributed by||Fox Searchlight|
|Release date(s)||March 12, 2010|
America Ferrera - Lucia Ramirez
Forest Whitaker - Bradford Boyd- Marcus' Father
Carlos Mencia - Miguel Ramirez- Lucia's father
Lance Gross - Marcus Boyd
Regina King - Angela
Taye Diggs - Brad's Friend
Lupe Ontiveros - Grandma- Lucia's grandmother
Gina Rodriguez - Yesenia
Anjelah Johnson - Isabel
The film has received generally negative reviews from critics. It currently holds a score of 39 ("generally unfavorable") at the review aggregator site Metacritic and a "Rotten" score of 18% at Rotten Tomatoes. The Rotten Tomatoes consensus is "Our Family Wedding is a mirthless, contrived affair that does little with its promising premise and talented cast."
Roger Ebert gave the film two stars out of four, describing it as "a pleasant but inconsequential comedy, awkward for the actors, and contrived from beginning to end." He praised the performances of Ferrera and Gross. Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a C- and cautioned audiences to "be prepared to swallow a lot of empty-calorie jokes in which blacks and Latinos insult and misunderstand one another in a spirit of vigorous buffoonery before dancing together in maniacal harmony during the never-in-doubt wedding-scene finale."
Our Family Wedding opened at number six, grossing $7.6 million in its first weekend.