The Wedding Party

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Released 1969

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Director:
Brian De Palma
Released:
1969
Rating:
R
The Wedding Party is a comedy directed by Brian De Palma and marks the first feature film performance for Robert De Niro. Shot in black and white, the movie tells the story of Charlie (Charles Pfluger), a young man who is preparing to marry his fiance Josephine (Jill Clayburgh). Charlie begins to have doubts about his upcoming nuptials and turns to his friends Alistair (William Finley) and Cecil (Robert De Niro) for advice. Discussing everything from the Vietnam War to the sexual revolution, Charlie continues to resist the thought of married life even though his friends encourage him to follow through with his commitment. Confused and unsure of the direction his life is about to take, Charlie begins acting erratically and creates a plan to get Josephine back together with her ex-boyfriend. In the end, Charlie has to decide whether the "freedom" of being single is more important than the comfort and love of a family.

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Comedy

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Classics, Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy