Wedding Movie Recommendation! 60s Romantic Dramedy: Goodbye Columbus

Movies about young love in the 60s are inevitably more weighty than those of today. Goodbye Columbus is no rom-com, although it does have a classic meet-cute by a country club pool. Based on novellas by Philip Roth, that’s where it parts ways with today’s flights of fancy about young relationships. Goodbye Columbus deals with issues of assimilation, social mobility and is capped off by a gigantic wedding that is a sight to behold. Be prepared for dramedy – leaning more towards the drama side.

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Wedding Movie of the Week! Australian dramedy – Muriel’s Wedding

Do you like a good dramedy?  Great acting? ABBA? You are cordially invited to Muriel’s Wedding.  An Australian film that hit the same year as Priscilla Queen of the Desert (a fabulous wedding-less film), Muriel’s Wedding was poorly marketed as a fun comedy. It does get funny, but it’s dark and at times you just want to give Muriel masterfully played by Toni Collette – in her second film role – a hug. The soundtrack is infectious, and I believe, along with Priscilla brought about the big ABBA revival that led to MAMMA MIA!  As Muriel’s Wedding is very touching, well stocked with  sharp satire, but not the fun comedy Hollywood execs made it out to be, American “guests” did not enjoy it.  Me excepted apparently – and hopefully you too.

The Wedding Movie Of The Week! Sixties Classic Dramedy – The Graduate

When talking classic, coming-of-age movies, nothing beats “The Graduate.” You’ve got iconic quotes, and the-graduate-movie-postercareer-defining performances by Anne Bancroft and a young Dustin Hoffman in a great movie directed by Mike Nichols.  This film was how a lot of people first heard the “new band” Simon & Garfunkel.  If you’ve never seen it, and always wondered who Mrs. Robinson was, settle in for a great 60’s experience.  The wedding isn’t very wedding-y, but it’s in there, so it counts for our series.  Here’s to you!