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Our Family Wedding 

Formulaic comedy about family fussin' at the nuptials

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In Rick Famuyiwa's rom-com, Lucia Ramirez (America Ferrera) and Marcus Boyd (Lance Gross) come home from college and spring their engagement on their families. They have just three weeks before Marcus heads to Laos to volunteer as a doctor, and Lucia's family doesn't yet know that she has dropped out of law school to go with him. As the mad dash to plan a wedding begins, the Mexican-American and African-American families clash. Comedic (though predictable and at times overkilled) chaos ensues, led by dueling dads: family man Miguel Ramirez (Carlos Mencia) and ladies' man Bradford Boyd (Forest Whitaker). "Our marriage, their wedding" quickly becomes the mantra of Lucia and Marcus as their families' craziness takes over. This movie is a lot like wedding cake: It's a nice touch, but if you get too much, you might get a little sick.

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