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Mike (Michael Brandon) and Susan (Bonnie Bedelia) are getting married.
The movie deals with them and their various families preparing the
wedding. Bedelia's parents are played by Gig Young and Cloris
Leachman--and Young is sleeping with a cousin played by Anne Jackson.
Mike's parents are played by Beatrice Arthur and Richard Castellano who
hate each other. Also Mike's brother Richie is divorcing his wife
played by Diane Keaton (in her film debut). There's also Jerry and
Brenda who just date for the wedding--and fall in love and Anne Meara
and Harry Guardino as a couple constantly bickering over who's the
boss. Meara's husband Jerry Stiller also appears unbilled and her
daughter Amy (who is billed).
As you can see there's a LOT going on in this film--you're never bored. It is very dated--the talks about sex, marriage, relationships and male and female roles are VERY 1960s...but they are quite interesting. The script is sharp and the characters believable and there are funny lines flying nonstop throughout the movie. It's also amusing to see how Mike and Susan are living together before they get married--but can't tell any of their parents as it would kill them! Some of the sexual stereotypes get to be a bit much (Guardino especially is just appalling) but that's a sign of the times. A song in this movie ("For All We Know") won the Academy Award for Best Song at the Oscars but it's sung by a man here not the Carpenters (who had a BIG hit with it).
This was originally rated R for the frank (for the time) sex talk, a flash of nudity and some mild swearing. It's PG now but I wouldn't let kids watch it--it's not too dirty they just wouldn't understand it.
Bssically a fun movie with an outstanding cast. Worth seeing.