It’s that time of year where lots of people get married. I’m 23 and people I know are getting married, and I need everyone to relax. Maybe your Facebook feed is FILLED with pictures of engagement rings or worse, babies. If so, to get you into the wedding mood (or get you out of it), here are the Top 5 Wedding themed movies currently streaming on Netflix Canada.
This list would be nothing without this movie. NOTHING. Do you remember seeing it for the first time? I do; I nearly had to leave the theatre because I lost it during the bridal shop dress scene.
For those unaware (we need to talk), Bridesmaids revolves around Annie (Kristen Wiig) whose best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married. The thing is Annie is at a rough point in her life, and this wedding isn’t helping. With all the other bridesmaids in tow, Annie attempts to plan Lillian’s bachelorette party and it goes horribly wrong. Truthfully, what makes the film great is that it’s about friendship rather than romance and it helps that the entire cast is fantastic (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper). It’s also as funny as it is touching.
If you’re a dark, bitter, angry person like myself, and you found Bridesmaids to be too sweet, I have the movie for you. Bachelorette is the little-seen gem that kind of got lost in the shuffle but is not to be missed.
Three friends (Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher and Kirsten Dunst) are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of the girl everyone made fun of in high school (Rebel Wilson). It’s Bridesmaids’ twisted little sister with a bad attitude – and it’s not going to apologize for it. The characters are mean, unlikable and pretty nasty – just like you and your friends in your group chats, if we’re being honest.
Father of The Bride Part 1 & Part 2
Okay, so this is cheating but whatever. The Father of The Bride movies (the remake and the sequel) are an innate part of my childhood – I wore out those rentals from Blockbuster. The plot of the first Father of The Bride movie is in the title – Steve Martin is very much the father of the bride and his daughter is getting married. In the sequel, his daughter is welcoming a baby. They are both as 90s as romantically-themed-family-comedies can get and plus they both have Franck (Martin Short).
Melancholia is the bleakest movie on this list. Directed by Lars von Trier, the film follows two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg) who find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threaten to collide with Earth. We’ve all been there, am I right? It’s dark, it’s visually stunning, it’s overly dramatic and cuts a little too deep – weddings can be as beautiful as they are dark.
Celeste & Jesse Forever
Sometimes the wedding doesn’t work out. Sometimes the marriage isn’t a promise. Sometimes, people get divorced and sometimes, it’s for the better. Celeste & Jesse Forever is the follow up to what happens after the wedding – the real stuff, a divorce for example, and trying to stay friends with your ex-partner, while pursuing other people. Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg have delicious chemistry; so good, you kinda just want them to make it work (but it can’t because they’re just not meant to be, okay?)