The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - CINEMA -

OUR FAM­ILY WED­DING (12A): A pre­dictably fraught en­sem­ble com­edy about the clash of cul­tures be­tween Mex­i­can-Amer­i­can and African-Amer­i­can fam­i­lies, who must grit their teeth and bear their cul­tural dif­fer­ences for the sake of their love-struck off­spring. Lu­cia (Amer­ica Fer­rera) and her fi­ancé Mar­cus (Lance Gross) are head over heels in love. The soon-to-be-weds or­gan­ise a meal where they in­tend to get the fam­ily introductions out of the way in pub­lic but their fa­thers al­ready know each other – one has towed away the other’s il­le­gally parked car. Our Fam­ily Wed­ding trades heav­ily on stereo­types, par­tic­u­larly On­tiveros’ char­ac­ter and her brood of God-fear­ing old dears.

WILD TAR­GET (12A): This com­edy ca­per is a real romp on the big screen, and one you sim­ply can­not help get­ting swept away with. Bill Nighy stars as Vic­tor May­nard, a metic­u­lous, lethally ef­fi­cient, mid­dle-aged and un­mar­ried as­sas­sin un­der the thumb of his dom­i­neer­ing mother, sim­ply re­ferred to as Mother (played bril­liantly by Eileen Atkins). Emily Blunt is the reck­less thief Rose, aim­ing for the ul­ti­mate art con who makes a phone call to Vic­tor as soon as he re­alises he’s been duped. Vic­tor sets out to per­form the deadly hit in a car park but finds him­self un­able to kill her. This Bri­tish ver­sion of Wild Tar­get, re­made from the French film by Pierre Sal­vadori over 15 years ago, will tickle your laugh­ter buds and make for an en­joy­able bigscreen out­ing. Also star­ring Ru­pert Grint.

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