A Few Best Men (15)
A hangover from The Hangover, this Australian wedding comedy badly wants to emulate the spirit of a feckless foursome fouling up.
In this case it's a quartet of British blokes arriving in New South Wales where one of their number (Xavier Samuel) is to marry the daughter (Laura Brent) of an arrogant career politician.
Cue a gross-out comedy of getting "wankered" on the stag night, of sheep molesting, of reckless cocaine snorting, of wedding speeches that keep surpassing one another in ineptitude.
Kris Marshall, once the squarest man in adverts, now acts the coarsest oaf on screen, while Olivia Newton-John screeches her way through the part of boozed-up mother-in-law.
The script by Dean Craig would be astonishing in its laugh-free awfulness had we not previous evidence of the same in his 2007 effort for Death at a Funeral. It's all so very charmless.
musicReview: Culture Club performs live for first time in 12 years
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Taylor Swift, 1989 - album review: Pop star shows 'promising signs of maturity'
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational but still sensitive
Breaking Bad season 6 hoax: Vince Gilligan has not confirmed a new series
Miranda Hart confirms her eponymous sitcom has come to an end as she bows out on a 'high'
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'