With a couple's impending wedding as the backdrop, "Love, Weddings & Other Disasters," weaves multiple storylines as it follows the search for love by a colorful group of characters including: an inexperienced wedding planner (Grace) nicknamed "The Wedding Trasher"; a fussy celebrity caterer (Irons); his blind date (Keaton); and a tour-bus guide (Bachelor) looking for his Cinderella. How their lives and loves intersect is half the fun in this movie that proves romance is alive and well...and as crazy as ever. (Gary Reber)
Special features include commentary with Co-Screenwriter-Director Dennis Dugan, descriptive commentary for the blind, the featurette "A Celebration: Making Love, Weddings & Other Disasters," (HD 15:55), upfront previews and a digital code.
The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. While the picture is never really impressive-looking for a 2020 presentation, the imagery exhibits at times vibrancy. Colors appear naturally rendered with realistic fleshtones. Contrast is satisfying with good black levels, as well as white levels. Resolution exhibits generally good detail. This is a satisfying presentation centered on character development. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is nicely complementary to the light storytelling but lacks exciting moments of sound. The focus is dialogue, which is rendered with generally good spatial integration. Some of the club scenes engage the surround channels, but otherwise the focus is frontal. The music is spread widely across the soundstage but subtle in the surrounds. Bass sounds natural but not terribly deep. Overall, this is a pleasing soundtrack. (Gary Reber)