Confetti: September 15
is unbearable, the rivalry is cut-throat and yet love is
somewhere in the air as Britain’s leading glamour-wedding
magazine kicks off a contest in which three seemingly
happily-engaged couples vie to create the most to-die-for
fantasy wedding. The proceedings are captured in Debbie
Isitt’s witty and affectionate spoof comedy CONFETTI, in which
video cameras follow the three-month long competition through
melt-downs, blow-ups, family freak-outs, tailoring,
choreography and even plastic surgery, all the way to the Big
Day itself when each of the couples attempts to at last get
hitched . . . without a hitch. But as the contest unfolds, and
as each couple’s sweetly self-deluded dreams of a perfect
wedding careen out of control, the operative question becomes
not so much “who will win?” as “will any of the couples
survive?” In the tradition of Christopher Guest’s BEST IN SHOW
and A MIGHTY WIND, this mock documentary, made up of sparkling
improvised performances from some of Britain’s finest comedic
actors, takes a peek at the most hilarious aspects of human
behavior under pressure. CONFETTI’s ensemble cast includes
such popular British performers as Martin
Freeman (THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE
GALAXY, LOVE ACTUALLY, "The Office"), Jessica Stevenson (SHAUN OF
THE DEAD, SPACED, THE ROYLE FAMILY), Stephen Mangan (GREEN
WING), Felicity Montagu (I'M ALAN PARTRIDGE), award-winning
comedian Jimmy Carr in his first screen performance and Alison Steadman
(TOPSY-TURVY, LIFE IS SWEET). The entire cast, which also
includes real people playing themselves, was given complete creative
freedom to ad-lib their roles within the structure of a
carefully crafted story frame. To prepare, the cast took
part in weeks of intense workshops where they began the
process of inhabiting and forging their characters, each with their own
quirks, foibles and dreams. Conceived and directed by Debbie Isitt, CONFETTI
is produced by Wasted Talent’s Ian Flooks and
Ian Benson (THE WEEKEND, THE MISADVENTURES OF MARGARET). The
film is a presentation of Fox Searchlight Pictures and
BBC Films, a Wasted Talent Production, in association with Screen
© 2006 Fox Searchlight
BrainCell Movie Meter = 76.25
||This movie is genius! A true SmartCine Classic!
||This movie is smart .
||This movie is above average.
||This movie might be worth watching.
||Watch it on DVD, but do not except to be enlighten.
||Watch it on DVD, but you
might drop a couple of IQ points.
||Watching this movie might
cause permanent brain damage.
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Director: Debbie Isitt
Writer: Debbie Isitt
Genre: Commedy Romance
Duration: 1hr 40min
Staring: Martin Freeman
Producer: Ian Flooks
Rating: R (for nudity and language)
Release Date: September 15, 2006