Who knew that all the behind-the-scenes minutiae involved in a wedding between a mobbed-up Chicago Italian groom and a nouveau-riche Southern bride could make such a fantastic ensemble comedy? Altman did, of course. With an enormous, too-good-to-be-true cast headed by the great Carol Burnett.
“A WEDDING is a lot deeper and more ambitious than we might at first expect. It begins in comedy, it moves into realms of social observation, it descends into personal revelations that are sometimes tragic, sometimes comic, and then it ends in a way that turns everything back upon itself. The more you think about what Altman’s done, the more impressive his accomplishment becomes.” – Roger Ebert