10 April 2019 | inkblot11
KNOT a film for all being VERY VERY DISTASTEFUL, at times, but still has moments to enjoy for romcom fans
Happy Day, a couple is getting married! Alexandra (Talulah Riley) is certain Jeremy (Matthew McNulty) is the man for her and visa versa. Both of them submit to videographers, who have also chronicled such wild events as showers and bachelor-bachelorette parties. Now, its hours before the wedding and the couple doesn't know how difficult the day is going to become. For Jeremy, his grroomsmen have played pranks on him, from sabotaging his toothpaste to casting doubts on his desire to wed Alex. For her part, Alexandra has experienced a bridesmaid gone AWOL, a new hairdresser, nervous parents and an equally nervous stomach. When one of the groomsmen tears his tux jacket and thwarts the car rental, Jeremy banishes him until he finds a tailor and a new limo to meet the couple after the ceremony. Another of Alex' bridesmaids has to take a detour for emergency stitches. Then, too, there is a church mix-up, with the later couple wreaking havoc, with repetitive interruptions, on an African couple at a chapel with a similar name. Will this ceremony happen at all? This pleasing and funny romcom is marred seriously by a plethora of objectionable material, from sexual scenes to crude bodily function scenarios. Most fans of light romance will probably want to fast forward through some of these depictions. Smart idea. Nevertheless, Riley and McNulty are delightful and so is the supporting cast, including Mena Suvari. The venues in London are wonderful and the costumes quite fetching while the script has numerous funny ideas and the direction is fast-paced. Beware, romcom fan, of the R rating but if you dare to rent it, you will be laughing and sighing.