Kemi Adetiba’s film The Wedding Party is one of those romantic comedies that has cross-generational appeal. It is a film that takes a well-travelled trope, of two different families attempting to find common ground during a wedding, and infuses just the right amount of humour and charm. Dunni (Adesua Etomi) has done what no other has been able to do, capture the heart of former playboy Dozie (Banky Wellington). Now with their wedding mere hours away nothing can spoil the couple’s big day… well nothing except for family of course.
Dunni’s parents, Bamidele (Atunyota Akpobome) and Tunuade Cokers (Sola Sobowale), may not have much, but they are determined to give their daughter the lavish wedding of her dreams. After all their future son-in-law is part of a wealthy family, which means that the Cokers will be moving up the social ladder by default. On the other hand, believing that their son is marrying beneath him, and dealing with the ramifications of their own longstanding marital issues that they refuse to address, Dozie’s parents (Richard Mofe-Damijo and Iretiola Doyle) are not as open to this romantic union as their middle class counterparts.
As one can expect, the wedding devolves into a series of mishaps where cultures’ clash, old flames re-emerge, secrets are revealed and gate crashes threaten to turn the once joyous day into an epic disaster.
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