Ok, so I know it’s a little late in the game – the movie came and went, the Oscars came and went and I’m only watching it now. But I’m glad that I did.
When I was younger (from about 15 to 3 years ago), I dreamt of having the typical princess fairy-tale wedding. And now, I know fairy tales don’t exist, Santa Claus doesn’t take the HDB lift up and how you expected your life to turn out, doesn’t really go that way (for better or for worse – pun intended).
At this point, if I ever get married, I want this wedding. The wedding of this movie should have been nominated for a supporting role Oscar. It was wonderfully warm, personal and from the heart. It didn’t happen in a hotel ballroom – it happened in a backyard. It didn’t have a slick, fancy menu – it had a barbeque served by the bride and groom. It didn’t have a tube wedding dress with extra large hoop – it had saris and a simple, short white dress later.
The only party I’ve seen in the movies reminiscent of this feel was The Anniversary Party – a brilliant film written by and starring Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Everyone should watch this movie (although I think Anne Hathaway got the Oscar nod for playing a part diverse to her others) – the casting is really good and I almost missed my train stop watching it.