Like PARENTHOOD and MOONSTRUCK, BETSY'S WEDDING is a funny, feel-good movie about a wonderfully eccentric family and their hilarious trials and tribulations -- it's about everything but their daughter's wedding! Anything c... more »an and does happen when the funky bride-to-be casually announces her engagement, setting off a series of crazy events, including accidental meetings with the mob, oddball romances, and riotous revenge schemes! BETSY'S WEDDING is the perfect comedy hit, featuring an all-star cast and an irreverent story filled with all the warmth, wackiness, and humor you won't want to miss!« less
"Alan Alda, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwold, Joe Pesci and the late Madeline Kahn star in this funny wedding movie. Everyone knows Alda as a funny man who has been turning in some more serious performances latley but who knew Joe Pesci could be funny? Naturally, there is trouble over putting Eddie Hopper's (Alda) daughter's (Ringwold) wedding together.
Hopper's family is comfortable but not rich but the other family is rolling in dough and wants to take over the wedding. Oscar Henner (Pesci) is in construction but has ties to organized crime. Oscar is having an affair with his secretary but his wife (Catherine O'Hara) knows all about it. Hopper's other daughter (Sheedy) falls for the nephew (Anthony LaPaglia as Stevie Dee) of Oscar's not so honest associate (Burt Young). She's a cop and he's connected to the mob. Eddie borrows money from Oscar to pay for the wedding but Oscar charges him interest. Oscar involves Eddie in a deal with his associate but to get out of the deal might get him killed. Oscar offers to find a tent for the wedding but cuts a deal with someone and gets the wrong kind of tent. By the way, Oscar rents an apartment to the newlyweds in one of his tenament slum buildings!
The wedding turns out to be a disaster of course. The tent leaks and then a hole is opened in the roof of the tent and the rain pours in. The food gets ruined and Eddie has to send out for pizza and everyone has to take their shoes off because the tent gets flooded.
By the way, look for Samuel Jackson (unknown then) in a very small bit part in the taxi depot scene.
It's lots of fun. No nudity, sex, violence. There is some foul language. I suggest a viewing of of at least 13."
Spider | CALIFORNIA United States | 06/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Loved it, and have for a long time. For some reason most people either haven't watched it, or didn't get it. Obviously from the reviews here you can see I am not alone in my rating. Joe Pesci is HILARIOUS, and the movie is filled with other great characters and funny moments. Just keeps you interested with witty dialogue and universal life experiences. Like 29TH STREET this is another underrated movie, which should after watching it cacth your attention if you like romantic comedies, like WHEN HARRY MET SALLY etc. Enjoy..."
What a find!
Anne Yettke | Riverside, CA, USA | 03/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I did not expect much from this movie, perhaps because I had just finished watching 20 Dates, one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Betsy's Wedding was a delight, very sweet, and incredibly funny. I have seen movies about wedding disasters before, but this one had me laughing until it hurt. Alan Alda and Madeline Kahn were outstanding as Betsy's parents."
Underrated Comedy about Family and Being Married.
Christian Pelchat | Canada. | 02/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When a family man (Alan Alda-Also the Film`s Director) tries to make the best situation of his daughter (Molly Ringwald) wedding, because he trying to created a old fashioned expensive wedding, but he`s needs the money, he needs but he caught between his complicated family and his gangster friends.Directed by Alan Alda made a often uproarious comedy. This film has a great supporting Cast including:Madeline Kahn, Oscar-Winner:Joe Pesci, Ally Sheedy, Burt Young, Joey Bishop, Catherine O`Hara and Anthony La Paglia, this is a light-hearted film. Grade:B+."
Christian Pelchat | 02/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was one of the funniest and touching movies I've seen in a long time. Anthony LaPaglia steals the show. Alan Alda was great, as usual, but Anthony is the one that sticks out. If you like him, you won't be disappointed. It took me a long time to find this movie, but I finally got it from Yahoo. What a find!"