The Big Day
from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
Big Day is also known as We Met on the Vineyard.
there must be a story behind this. Made in 1999 with good production
values and Hollywood actors, it was never released theatrically and
waited two years for a home video release.
has two separate listings at IMDb (one under We Met on the Vineyard,
and one under "Big Day", without the "The"), and
neither one has any comments or enough votes for a rating. Therefore,
virtually nobody has seen it or heard of it. The IMDb links have the
correct cast and director info under "We Met on the
Vineyard", but has the correct DVD link under "Big
Day". The other info for "Big Day" is actually for some
unrelated short film.
Why did the film get
shelved for so long? I'm not sure. It's not an exceptionally good
movie, but it's not an exceptionally bad one, either. I suppose the
biggest weakness is that it is a cutesy, whitebread studio-type
picture from an indie production company, thereby assuring it will
disappoint Indy fans, and have no natural outlet for distribution.
||The basic plot: it is
a wedding day, and the bridegroom's brother chooses this opportunity
to reveal that he and the bride once had an affair. Even though this
occured before the bride and groom ever met, the groom gets into some
kind of spiritual crisis because they have been hiding it from him for
so long. He disappears, talks to some knowing and wise street people
(street people are the shamans of the movie universe, possessing a
spirituality and wisdom unknown to prosperous suburbanites), returns.
While he is missing,
some semi-funny things happen while the family pretends that the groom
just had a flat tire or something.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-. Kinda watchable, but just
inoffensive fluff, not much humor.
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