Breakup at a Wedding

Breakup at a Wedding is the first film from comedy collective PERIODS. Directed by Victor Quinaz and written by Anna Martemucci, Victor Quinaz, and Philip Quinaz, the movie was produced by Before the Door Pictures (All Is Lost, Margin Call) and Anonymous Content (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). It was released on June 21, 2013, through Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Breakup at a Wedding
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Directed byVictor Quinaz
Produced byAnna Martemucci
Victor Quinaz
Zachary Quinto
Neal Dodson
Corey Moosa
Sean Akers
Steve Golin
Richard Brown
Written byAnna Martemucci
Victor Quinaz
Philip Quinaz
StarringAlison Fyhrie
Philip Quinaz
Victor Quinaz
Mary Grill
Chris Manley
Damian Lanigan
Anna Martemucci
Brian Shoaf
Caitlin Fitzgerald
Hugh Scully
CinematographyGiovanni P. Autran
Edited byCharlie Porter
Evan Leed
Giovanni P. Autran
Production
company
Distributed byOscilloscope Laboratories
Release date
  • June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

PlotEdit

The night before they are to be married, Phil’s (Philip Quinaz) fiancée Alison (Alison Fyhrie) gets cold feet and decides to call off their wedding. But, after breaking his heart, she manages to convince him to go through a sham ceremony, in order to save face in front of their friends and loved ones. Phil readily agrees, secretly hoping that the surprise wedding gift he has lined up for her will help her to reconsider her decision. Neither of them could have prepared themselves for the multitude of random complications that follow once the guests arrived to witness their breakup at a wedding.

CastEdit

  • Alison Fyhrie
  • Philip Quinaz
  • Victor Quinaz
  • Mary Grill
  • Chris Manley
  • Damian Lanigan
  • Anna Martemucci
  • Brian Shoaf
  • Caitlin Fitzgerald
  • Hugh Scully

Critical receptionEdit

The movie opened on August 8, 2013, in New York City and was well reviewed by The Village Voice,[1] The New York Times,[2] and New York Post, which gave the film three stars and said: "Breakup at a Wedding works, because Quinaz has come up with a concept that lets him skewer directorial pretension alongside wedding hysteria. He achieves a lot with harsh light, wavering focus and awful framing that occasionally beheads the person on-screen. It takes genuine skill to make a movie look this amusingly cruddy."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Inkoo Kang (2013-07-31). "Breakup at a Wedding Is a Comedy With a Soft, Squishy Heart - Page 1 - Movies - New York". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  2. ^ "A Wedding Turned Nightmare (but Oh, the Video!): 'Breakup at a Wedding,' Directed by Victor Quinaz". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  3. ^ Smith, Farran (2013-08-02). "Toast to 'Breakup at a Wedding'". New York Post. Retrieved 2013-11-27.

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