Dir: Ric Cantor
Stars: Summer Phoenix, Leo Gregory, Stanley Townsend.
Out: 5th March 2004
There’s little pleasure taken in panning another well-meaning, low-budget British effort, but there’s even less in sitting through our sub-standard attempt at My Big Fat Jewish Wedding. Imagine a feature-length version of the old Maureen Lipman BT ads and you’ll have some idea of the horrific stereotypes in store as young North London Jewish princess (a surprisingly good Summer Phoenix) tries to buck the family heritage and take a lover with a gentile touch. Ignoring the platitude-packed script, the secondhand fantasy sequences, the amateur technical credits and the fatal lack of chemistry between the leads, it simply isn’t funny. Oy-vey.
* (one star)
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