524. Confetti (2006)

5.7 Very poor
  • Acting 5.9
  • Directing 6.0
  • Story 5.1
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Starring: Jimmy Carr, Martin Freeman, Stephen Mangan

Director: Debbie Isitt

Running Time: 100 mins

Confetti is a British film about three engaged couples who take part in a competition for a wedding magazine to win the prestigious prize of “Most Original Wedding Of The Year” (as well as a £500,000 house, which is kind of glossed over…).

This film is just unpleasant. It’s filmed in the style of a mockumentary, which definitely fits the story of the film, however that ends up causing more problems for it, by making it too realistic, and therefore more frustrating to watch, as well as less farcical and funny as it actually should be.

One thing that I have to point out is that this story shouldn’t be made as a film. However, it is perfect (and I’m surprised it hasn’t been done yet) for one of those 3 hour long programmes presented by Jimmy Carr on Channel 4 they show on New Year’s Eve, but not a film.

Anyway, the whole of this film is not really very funny or enjoyable to watch. Although the concept of it is to satirise both the insanity of those gimmicks you get in wedding magazines to inspire young couples to spend thousands of pounds on an extraordinarily extravagant wedding, as well as the fact that planning for the supposedly happiest day of your life makes you extremely highly-strung and stressed, however that theme actually ruins the comedy of this film.

Pretty much every single character in this film is deeply unpleasant, and all the film does is show people constantly bickering about absolutely nothing, and although that could be funny, its realistic style makes it as frustratingly idiotic as something like The Only Way Is Essex.

Also, one of the themes of this film is about being original and having fun on a happy day, however the whole thing becomes an extremely repetitive and dull story, with little comedy and horrible characters, and that’s why it gets a 5.7.


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