Review – Three Many Weddings (Tres bodas de más) (2013)



Kathie is at the Spanish Film Festival for Digital Education Services, the festival is taking place right now in most capital cities.  Here is her review for the film Three Many Weddings (Tres bodas de más):


Review by Kathie

I had my doubts about this film as it exploded onto the screen with an apparently private though thoroughly ridiculous break up conversation between protagonist, Ruthy (whose gorgeous looks are very thinly disguised by clichéd dark-rimmed glasses), and her average-looking boyfriend, which we soon learn has played out with a table full of fellow guests at a wedding reception as audience.

Fortunately, the film only gets better as we find ourselves drawn into a madcap romantic comedy that sees our lovely, submissive Ruthy transformed as she blunders painfully through three more weddings, is oppressed by a manipulative boss at work along the way.  She is accompanied by Dani, her long-suffering (and drop-dead gorgeous) intern lab assistant.

If you’ve ever felt used, abused and as though life is passing you by, Javier Ruiz Caldera’s ‘Three Many Weddings’ is the remedy you need – a hilarious romp which pays homage to Almodovar in its exaggerated style, including the use of outlandish colour combinations (a la Kika), Ruth’s transgender ex, and even an appearance by Rosi de Palma as Ruth’s outrageously overbearing but doting mother.