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cover: Confetti (2006)

Confetti (2006)

Director(s): Debbie Isitt

Theatrical Release: 2006

Cast: Martin Freeman, Jessica Stevenson, Stephen Mangan, Meredith MacNeill, Felicity Montagu, Jimmy Carr

Genre(s): Comedy, mockumentary, romance

Countries: United Kingdom, USA

Location in store: United Kingdom / Irish Cinema

(2 / 2)
Ant Rating
Running Time: 100m.

Three couples endure the living hell that is the happiest day of their lives in this comic mockumentary. Confetti is the United Kingdom's most prestigious wedding magazine, and publisher Antoni (Jimmy Carr) and editor Vivien (Felicity Montagu) have made a career out of documenting the cutting edge in nuptial ceremonies. Antoni and Vivien have decided to stage a contest to find the most original wedding concepts in Britain; the Confetti staff will narrow the field down to three candidates, help the couples stage their weddings, and treat the grand prize winner to a major photo spread in the magazine as well as a new home worth 500,000 pounds. Before long, Antoni and Vivien announce the finalists: Josef and Isabelle (Stephen Mangan and Meredith MacNeill), fitness enthusiasts who want a tennis-themed wedding; Matt and Sam (Martin Freeman and Jessica Stevenson), whose ceremony will be inspired by Hollywood movie musicals; and Michael and Joanna (Robert Webb and Olivia Colman), a pair of naturalists who want a marriage that celebrates the environment (though Michael adamantly insists that he be nude during the ceremony). Veteran wedding planners Archie Heron (Vincent Franklin) and Gregory Hough (Jason Watkins) are hired to help each couple have a day they'll always remember, though they may not look back on their work with fondness. Confetti was the second theatrical feature from director Debbie Isitt; all the dialogue was improvised by the film's cast during the filming. (