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The Wilde Wedding Review

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An A-list cast goes a long way to making this goofy ensemble comedy a lot of fun to watch. Even if it never quite deals with the bigger issues it raises, the sassy dialogue, twisty plot and full-on performances are so lively that the audience is kept on its toes, at least until it becomes obvious where it's heading. And with a wide variety of themes, something is bound to resonate.

As the extended Wilde family gathers for a wedding, it's clear that none of them are very good at relationships. The bride is matriarch Eve (Glenn Close), a movie star who has fallen in love with sparky novelist Harold (Patrick Stewart). Her three sons are all on hand: smiley musician Rory (Jack Davenport), hopeless romantic Jimmy (Noah Emmerich) and womanising bachelor Ethan (Peter Facinelli). Also around are their actor father Laurence (John Malkovich), as well as Rory's popstar ex-wife Priscilla (Minnie Driver). Their 16-year-old daughter Mackenzie (Grace Van Patton) is documenting the weekend on video, just waiting for the usual family disaster.

Writer-director Damian Harris avoids the obvious black humour that's rife in this situation, instead playing the movie as a warm-hearted American comedy blended with elements of a bed-hopping French farce. Yes, all kinds antics are going on, fuelled by alcohol and Ethan's notorious magic mushroom chocolates. Jealousies are also flaring up, drawing lines between hugely popular stars and struggling artists.

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Minnie Driver at the LA premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie is the second film in the new 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy, following 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and eighth film in the series altogether - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th December 2017

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Minnie Driver at The Hammer Museum's Annual Gala in the Garden held at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 8th October 2016

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Minnie Driver seen at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live! at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 20th September 2016

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Minnie Driver seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th September 2016

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Minnie Driver seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th September 2016

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Minnie Driver Confirmed For 'Peter Pan Live'


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Minnie Driver has announced that she’s signed up for ‘Peter Pan Live’. The 44 year old actress will be the narrator of the piece and also star as the adult Wendy Darling on the live TV event, which is due to air on NBC on December 4th at 8pm ET.

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Minnie Driver will play the narrative voice of adult Wendy Darling in 'Peter Pan Live' in December

Giving more detail in reaction to the casting, Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt stated: "We're thrilled to have Minnie as part of this Peter Pan adventure. She appears in the final emotional scene when Peter returns to the Darling home years later only to realize Wendy is now grown up and has a daughter of her own, but you'll also hear her voice throughout the movie since Adult Wendy is also our narrator. She's a classy addition to our wonderful cast."

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Beyond The Lights - Alternative Trailer


Datari TurnerNoni Jean has always been an immensely talented singer and performer, winning local talent competitions at a very young age with the encouragement of her pushy mother Macy. Needless to say, she quickly becomes a world famous popstar as she hits her teens, playing to crowds of thousands every night and jetting all over the globe. As much as this may seem like any young girl's dream, Noni just wishes she could stop for a minute and also that she could escape the often degrading and frequently pressured life of stardom she leads. She reaches breaking point eventually, planning to jump to her death from a multi-storey building, but she is saved mid-jump by a caring officer named Kaz Nicol who she immediately connects with. He wants to protect her from the pressures of her chaotic life and gives her the strength to take control of her world once again.

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Minnie Driver Quits Twitter Due To Trolls Targeting Body Figure


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For 44 year-old Minnie Driver looks great, but according to Twitter trolls this is not the case.

The British actress has decided to leave the social media site due to users sending her offensive and abusive comments regarding her body figure.

Driver was photographed wearing a bikini while enjoying a break on a beach in Miami with her 5 year-old son, Henry, on Tuesday (April 8th).

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Video - Minnie Driver Sings 'Human' With Her Son At The Yamashiro Farmers Market Benefit Concert


'The Riches' star Minnie Driver is seen holding the microphone for her 4-year-old son Henry as he - with the booming vocals of a child much older - belts out the chorus of The Killers' hit song 'Human' on stage at the Yamashiro Farmers Market benefit concert in Los Angeles.

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I Give It A Year Review


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Not so much a rom-com as an anti-romance comedy, this brightly amusing British film makes us laugh fairly consistently, although the story itself is pretty grim. It's also a problem that the plot and characters are contrived and inconsistent. Even so, there's enough jaggedly hilarious humour in here to make it worth a look, complete with a superior cast that knows how to make the very most of even the smallest role.

The film opens with the lavish wedding of Josh and Nat (Spall and Byrne), although their friends and family not-so-secretly wonder if the marriage will last. Over the coming months, Josh's best mate Danny (Merchant) tries to distract them with inappropriate jokes, but the tension between relatives Naomi and Hugh (Driver and Flemyng) only reminds them how much work marriages require. After nine months, they begin seeing a therapist (Colman) who encourages them to try to make it to their first anniversary. But Josh is thinking about rekindling romance with an ex (Faris), while Nat is falling for the charms of a sexy client (Baker).

Essentially a collection of comedy set-pieces, the plot lurches around in search of ways to lampoon relationships, often in the rudest way possible as people say the worst things at the wrong times. Along the way there are some hilarious sequences, such as a humiliating game of charades or a ridiculous attempt at a threesome. Each set-up is are seized upon by expert improvisors like Merchant and Key (as a pessimistic insurance salesman). And the funniest moments in the film belong to Colman, who makes the most of every scene-stealing opportunity, and Driver, who expertly delivers a constant stream of withering insults.

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I Give It A Year Trailer


Josh and Nat thought they had the most perfect relationship and made no hesitation in getting married despite their family and friends doubting their longevity. In their first year of being hitched, cracks begin to show and they don't feel as connected as they once were; while before they were very much emphatically in love, now they don't feel like they know each other at all. For one thing, they are polar opposites: Nat is a successful working woman, but Josh is struggling in his career as a novel writer. Before long, Josh's stunning ex-girlfriend Chloe floats into the picture flaunting her enviable figure, while at the same time a handsome new client, Guy, enters Nat's life tempting the newlyweds away from each other. As much as they try and convince themselves that they are happily married, they flounder against their friends' adulterous encouragements.

From the writer of 'Ali G Indahouse' and 'Bruno', Dan Mazer has taken up new project 'I Give It A Year' which he has also directed. It's a brilliantly funny British comedy with many nail bitingly awkward moments and one with a message to make us question true love and happiness.  It is set for release on February 8th 2013. 

Director: Dan Mazer

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Hunky Dory Review


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With a lively recreation of 1970s South Wales, this relatively standard nostalgic teen drama holds our interest through its colourful settings and characters. Although without a clear central figure, the film feels rather diffuse.

Viv (Driver) is an unorthodox drama teacher at a Swansea school, where she encourages her students to express themselves. But this causes problems when Davey (Barnard) keeps getting knocked back by his crush Stella (Branch), Kenny (Evans) hangs out with a band of skinhead thugs, Jake (MacKay) starts seeing this sister (Nixon) of his best pal (Byard), and Evan (Harries) realises he doesn't like girls. As their class production, a rock-infused version of The Tempest, approaches, everyone will need to take a stand. And it could get rather messy.

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Hunky Dory Trailer


It is 1976 and the UK is in the midst of a summer heatwave. Viv May is the drama teacher at a Swansea comprehensive and has the idea to stage a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, instead of the usual, dreary Oliver Twist.

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Ella Enchanted Review


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Ella Enchanted is a familiar fairytale: a young woman must overcome an extreme set of obstacles to land her prince charming. The telling of this mythical fable, based on the novel by Gail Carson Levine, is a cross between Ever After (or any other Cinderella story) and The Princess Bride. And while there are plenty of elves, ogres, giants and stepsisters to fill a forest of enchantment, the film's lack of originality cripples its attempts to be charming.

At birth, the young Ella (Anne Hathaway) is cursed with a spell that destines her to be obedient. At the drop of a command, she is forced to stop what she is doing and obey orders. Growing up, Ella's curse brings its share of problems, but when an older Ella gains a new stepmother (Joanna Lumley) and two stepsisters, they use Ella's curse to get what they want. They instruct Ella to steal from the local market, hand over her mother's precious locket, and terminate her friendship with an old friend. The stepsisters also have their sights on the soon-to-be-king Prince Charmont (Hugh Dancy), but he fancies Ella. Charmont's uncle, Prince Regent Edgar (Cary Elwes), secretly covets the throne so he can continue the strict governance established by Charmont's father.

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Minnie Driver

Date of birth

31st January, 1970

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.78




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Minnie Driver Movies

The Wilde Wedding Movie Review

The Wilde Wedding Movie Review

An A-list cast goes a long way to making this goofy ensemble comedy a lot...

Beyond The Lights Trailer

Beyond The Lights Trailer

Datari TurnerNoni Jean has always been an immensely talented singer and performer, winning local talent...

I Give It a Year Movie Review

I Give It a Year Movie Review

Not so much a rom-com as an anti-romance comedy, this brightly amusing British film makes...

I Give It A Year Trailer

I Give It A Year Trailer

Josh and Nat thought they had the most perfect relationship and made no hesitation in...

Hunky Dory Movie Review

Hunky Dory Movie Review

With a lively recreation of 1970s South Wales, this relatively standard nostalgic teen drama holds...

Hunky Dory Trailer

Hunky Dory Trailer

It is 1976 and the UK is in the midst of a summer heatwave. Viv...

Barney's Version Movie Review

Barney's Version Movie Review

Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, this film traces some 35 years in the...

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Conviction Movie Review

Conviction Movie Review

An extremely strong true story is told with emotion and skill, but never really rises...

Barney's Version Trailer

Barney's Version Trailer

Finding love has never really been a problem for Barney. Having been married once before,...

Uma Thurman - Motherhood Trailer

Uma Thurman - Motherhood Trailer

Watch the trailer for Motherhood What Does Motherhood Mean to Me? A question all mom's...

Take Movie Review

Take Movie Review

Minnie Driver's Ana is all stillness and poise, but there is something tentative about the...

Ella Enchanted Movie Review

Ella Enchanted Movie Review

Ella Enchanted is a familiar fairytale: a young woman must overcome an extreme set of...

Hope Springs Movie Review

Hope Springs Movie Review

Not to be confused with Hope Floats, the Hope in Hope Springs is a small...

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Movie Review

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Movie Review

I'll say it up front: This is not your classic four-star review. South Park...

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