This was written by Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral) and directed by Stephan Elliot (Priscilla, Easy Virtue). So if you liked any of those films, you’ll absolutely loathe this great, steaming turd. English boy meets Australian girl on a beach, proposes, then flies to Oz with his three idiot friends for what turns out to be a society wedding, as the father is a senator. The groom is played by Xavier Samuel, who apparently starred in Twilight: Eclipse as an armadillo. Sorry, vampire – always get those confused.
It’s strange to sit in an utterly silent cinema when you’re supposed to be watching a comedy. The grinding predictability of a plot (prized sheep, psycho drug dealer) is not the issue: it’s just so unfunny, you start squirming in sympathy for the cast. Whose names I wasn’t going to mention, out of said sympathy. But really, they should have walked off set. 2/10
Release January 26, 2012