Second-Hand Wedding

Second-Hand Wedding

Second-Hand Wedding

Kiwi comedy from first time director Paul Murphy, and first time writer Linda Niccol (based on an original story by Nick Ward, writer of Stickmen and The Ferryman).

Follows the fortunes of the Rose family, who live on the idyllic Kapiti Coast, where the sunsets are spectacular, parking is still free and bargains abound. Jill (Brophy) and Brian (Wilson) Rose are happily married and looking forward to their daughter, primary school teacher Cheryl (Shanahan, who played Jools on Outrageous Fortune), following in their footsteps when long-time boyfriend, mechanic Stew (O’Kane), proposes. Clouds gather, however, when it becomes clear that Cheryl has issues with her mother's voracious bargain hunting, which she fears will ruin her wedding. Covering up the truth has consequences for everyone involved. Also stars NZ’s Elvis, John ‘Cheryl Moana Marie’ Rowles as himself.

Best Actress (Brophy), Supporting Actress (Shanahan) at the NZ Film Awards 2008.
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

flicks

The most recent offering from our local film industry is a warm hearted romantic comedy set on the Kapiti coast. It centres on the impending marriage of Cheryl Rose to her sweet heart Stew. What should be the happiest day of Cheryl’s life is complicated by her mother Jill’s compulsion for hunting down bargains. She fears that this will turn her wedding into a tacky exercise in cutting costs which will in turn ruin the day every little girl dreams of. When word of this filters back to Jill, the previously idyllic family relations are threatened and the wedding has a whole raft of new issues to overcome.

3.0

Review

i think the reason why i love it is because it was filmed in my home town and i knew where everything is!

5.0

Robins Does it Again

Kerry Robins (Producer) is a film guru. His son Michael is on course to be in the same league so we can look forward to many great flicks like Second Hand Wedding in the future. What a movie!!!

5.0

Highly recommended A+++

No kidding.. This is such a great movie. Watched it with my husband, he saw me cried on some parts of the movie. I would certainly tell my family and friends to watch it, too. Nice natural acting...love the movie.

5.0

Kiwi and as real as it gets.

Thoroughly enjoyed it, although as the Wife said,"probably enjoyed it more as we know several of the people, venues and geography in the movie". Good light hearted comedy, not depending on smut or language to effectively put across it's story of Kiwi culture.

4.0

Boring

I was excited to see this movie with all the fab reviews. To be honest i was entirely disappointed and thought it was rubbish. I walked out half way. Although i agree the acting was fab, the story line itself was self indulgent, wet and uneducated. Maybe next time NZ Film Fund will assist in funding a more intellectual saga/drama instead of assisting in...

Nothing Secondhand About This Movie

I laughed, I almost cried. Excellent entertainment - Thumbs Up! Thanks Jane

4.0

Second-hand Funeral of laughs.

Goodness me such generous reviewer. Compare this to the great cinema of our country and it falls indeed short of five stars. I want to support New Zealand film makers and the varied approaches, but this was particularly uninspiring. Though I did appreciate the John Rowles cameo and admire the departure from the 'New Zealand gothic' sub-genre we so freely...

2.0

Very Kiwi, well perhaps,

In trying to present a corny look at something quite kiwi, the garage sale and family life when a family member is overtaken by it, Paul Murphy has done a good job.

3.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's not as sharp-witted nor dysfunctional as last year's Eagle Vs Shark set just down the road from this on Wellington's Kapiti Coast, neither is it quite the suburban heartland answer to Sione's Wedding.

But as a cosy mumsy nuptials flick it still hits the spot with its affectionately drawn main characters.

Second-Hand Wedding might have been made on the cheap but it's just a like a bought one. Oh and it's sure to get a warm reception.

4.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Like your best mate: local, independent, good natured, generous, funny, and just plain likeable. Filmed on the Kapiti Coast earlier this year, the film was a labour of love for director Paul Murphy and his crew.

3.0
Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

flicks

The most recent offering from our local film industry is a warm hearted romantic comedy set on the Kapiti coast. It centres on the impending marriage of Cheryl Rose to her sweet heart Stew. What should be the happiest day of Cheryl’s life is complicated by her mother Jill’s compulsion for hunting down bargains. She fears that this will turn her wedding into a tacky exercise in cutting costs which will in turn ruin the day every little girl dreams of. When word of this filters back to Jill, the previously idyllic family relations are threatened and the wedding has a whole raft of new issues to overcome.

3.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's not as sharp-witted nor dysfunctional as last year's Eagle Vs Shark set just down the road from this on Wellington's Kapiti Coast, neither is it quite the suburban heartland answer to Sione's Wedding.

But as a cosy mumsy nuptials flick it still hits the spot with its affectionately drawn main characters.

Second-Hand Wedding might have been made on the cheap but it's just a like a bought one. Oh and it's sure to get a warm reception.

4.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Like your best mate: local, independent, good natured, generous, funny, and just plain likeable. Filmed on the Kapiti Coast earlier this year, the film was a labour of love for director Paul Murphy and his crew.

3.0

Review

i think the reason why i love it is because it was filmed in my home town and i knew where everything is!

5.0

Robins Does it Again

Kerry Robins (Producer) is a film guru. His son Michael is on course to be in the same league so we can look forward to many great flicks like Second Hand Wedding in the future. What a movie!!!

5.0

Highly recommended A+++

No kidding.. This is such a great movie. Watched it with my husband, he saw me cried on some parts of the movie. I would certainly tell my family and friends to watch it, too. Nice natural acting...love the movie.

5.0

Kiwi and as real as it gets.

Thoroughly enjoyed it, although as the Wife said,"probably enjoyed it more as we know several of the people, venues and geography in the movie". Good light hearted comedy, not depending on smut or language to effectively put across it's story of Kiwi culture.

4.0

Boring

I was excited to see this movie with all the fab reviews. To be honest i was entirely disappointed and thought it was rubbish. I walked out half way. Although i agree the acting was fab, the story line itself was self indulgent, wet and uneducated. Maybe next time NZ Film Fund will assist in funding a more intellectual saga/drama instead of assisting...

Nothing Secondhand About This Movie

I laughed, I almost cried. Excellent entertainment - Thumbs Up! Thanks Jane

4.0

Second-hand Funeral of laughs.

Goodness me such generous reviewer. Compare this to the great cinema of our country and it falls indeed short of five stars. I want to support New Zealand film makers and the varied approaches, but this was particularly uninspiring. Though I did appreciate the John Rowles cameo and admire the departure from the 'New Zealand gothic' sub-genre we so freely...

2.0

Very Kiwi, well perhaps,

In trying to present a corny look at something quite kiwi, the garage sale and family life when a family member is overtaken by it, Paul Murphy has done a good job.

3.0