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Our Family Wedding
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Produced by Edward Saxon
Written by Wayne Conley (screenplay and story)
Malcolm Spellman (screenplay)
Rick Famuyiwa (screenplay)
Starring Forest Whitaker
America Ferrera
Carlos Mencia
Regina King
Lance Gross
Music by Transcenders
Cinematography Julio Macat
Editing by Dirk Westervelt
Distributed by Fox Searchlight
Release date(s) March 12, 2010
Country United States
Language English

Our Family Wedding is a comedy film starring Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Lance Gross and Regina King. It received its wide release on March 12, 2010.

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Plot

The film tells the story of two families, one African American and the other Mexican-American, that are forced to combine when Lucia (Ferrera) and Marcus (Gross) announce their engagement.

Cast

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

Reception

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Critical reception

The film has received generally negative reviews from critics. It currently holds a score of 39 ("generally unfavorable") at the review aggregator site Metacritic[1] 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."[2]

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.[3] 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."[4]

Box office performance

Our Family Wedding opened at number six, grossing $7.6 million in its first weekend.[5]

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