Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding – The Movie (2007/Emerging Pictures DVD)
C Sound: C+ Extras: C Film: C
amusing attempt to revisit Moonstruck
and My Big Fat Greek Wedding,
Writer/Director Roger Paradiso’s Tony n’
Tina’s Wedding – The Movie (2007) offers the same neo-stereotypes of
ethnicity in the supposed service of fun and all the usual, safe comic
trappings you would expect form a film like this by now. Miles away from the edgier, more mature and
even more elaborate Cousins (the
1988 Joel Schumacher remake of Cousin,
Cousine) has reduced marriage to a slightly distorted fantasy of supposed
common sense functionality by the couple (the least ethnic of all the
characters) in the sea of dysfunctional (read foreign) friends and relatives.
in the least and offensive at the most, the film opens with faux adds you might
see in a local theater before a film starts, which is funny to an extent, but
then becomes the new formula type of this film for the rest of its 110 minutes. The couple is played by former teen singer
Joey McIntyre and Mila Kunis, but despite not feeling as stage-bound as a play
often does going to film, this has some limited merit. Just not much.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is surprisingly soft dull and far throughout
with bad Video Black and limited color range.
The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is stretching out the obviously limited
soundtrack a bit, with dialogue sounding good, if not great. Extras include a PDF Wedding Vows document,
trailer, behind the scenes featurette and gallery of production stills.
- Nicholas Sheffo