Director Nigel Cole talks ‘The Wedding Video’

Wedding Video - Nigel ColeDirector Nigel Cole recently spoke with “Breakthrough Entertainment” about his new comedy “The Wedding Video.”

In “The Wedding Video,” which opens Friday, May 9, Lucy Punch and Robert Webb play a newly married couple whose best man (Rufus Hound) decides to capture their wedding on video and present them with it as a gift.

Listen to “Breakthrough Entertainment’s” full interview with Cole by clicking HERE. The following is an excerpt from the interview in which the director discusses his motivations for the movie.

[The movie operates on] the whole issue of, ‘Whose wedding is this?’ We have got a very domineering mother of the bride and she carries about like it is her wedding. She is out to impress her friends and relatives with creating the biggest wedding that anyone around her has ever seen.

The groom thinks that it is all about him, the bride thinks that it is all about her and the best man thinks that it is all about him. It should be for the happy couple but it very rarely is. So, yeah, there is a little stress and a lot of pressure and that brings stuff out.

What I like to do is make people laugh and just when they are least expecting it make them cry. This movie does that and it does that really well. I think that there is a real sucker-punch toward the end that tends to make audiences wipe a tear from their eye.

You can see all of the men in the audience sort of trying to do it subtly so that no one else notices and all of the women weeping openly. But before that and along the way it is really just a very funny film. And I think that it feels different. I am not sure that it feels like any film that you have seen before – at least not like any comedy that you have seen before.” – Nigel Cole

Joseph J. Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo is a film critic, producer and on-air personality for Breakthrough Entertainment, a talk radio show airing 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM and that shines a spotlight on the practical perspectives of the topics and themes explored in movies. He has a pet duck named Frozen who is as opinionated about movies as he is. E-mail him at

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