The Big Wedding, At Any Price and The Reluctant Fundamentalist lead this week’s must-see flicks
The Big Wedding
There are so many big names in this movie, we’re surprised they all even fit on the poster. We could skip listing them, but we like name dropping too much, so here goes: Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams. Phew.
An American remake of 2006’s French film Mon frère se marie, Big Wedding is about a long divorced couple forced to pretend they are still happily married at their adopted son’s wedding because his biological mother, who is attending the wedding from Colombia, has not been told that her son's foster parents got divorced. Obviously, secrets are never easy to keep, especially when family is around, and the alibi is gloriously at risk of unraveling.
At Any Price
A) We’re kinda really excited that Zac Efron is back and acting in something new on the big screen.
B) We’re excited that it’s in this gripping drama that was even selected to compete at the 69th Venice International Film Festival and screened as an official selection at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.
Also starring Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham, At Any Price is, in a nutshell, the story of how a crisis rocks a farming family's business and tests the relationship between a father and his rebellious son.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
This political thriller based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Mohsin Hamid tells the story of a Pakistani man working on Wall Street who, after graduating from Princeton and finding corporate success, discovers he is conflicted between following the American Dream wholeheartedly, a hostage crisis and the pull he feels towards his family's homeland. Featuring an all-around solid cast, the film includes Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland and Liev Schreiber and is, simply put, exceptionally thought-provoking and timely.