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The 13 Most Cringeworthy Wedding Scenes In Movies

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    It’s wedding season, which means the majority of us are spending our weekends watching high school, college, and work friends live out their best Pinterest-inspired lives.

    Mason jars, candles, and midnight buffets are defining our July (and, eventually August), while thought-out hashtags like #SteveAndMiranda4Ever are confusing anyone who doesn’t know who you’re talking about.

    In a word, it is all very lovely. So in case you’ve gotten numb to wedding whites and declarations of eternal love, we’ve rounded up 13 of the most cringeworthy wedding scenes ever, to remind you that you’re lucky to have access to an open bar and a DJ who plays better music once all the “grown-ups” leave. After all, you could be giving a police statement or comforting a broken-hearted pal instead. Now get back out on that floor and dance until you cry — tears of joy or pain, it's really up to you.


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    The Wedding Singer (1998)

    Scene: Steve Buscemi (the best man — nay, the better man) airs his grievances at his brother’s wedding.

    It’s a moment that will forever live in (scripted) wedding infamy: After drinking too much, a “loser” named David gives a best man speech about how he and his brother once picked up a couple of prostitutes. That’s when his father pipes up, Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) steps in to save the day, and Buscemi’s character begins playing the guitar. (Which was self-taught, no guitar lessons, thank you very much, Pop.) Ultimately, Buscemi is all of us ... if only we had the guts.

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    Sex and the City (2008)

    Scene: Big (Chris Noth) stands Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) up, moments before their wedding.

    In all fairness, we should’ve known. After getting spooked the night before, Big calls Carrie and tells her he can’t go through with the wedding. Fair, but she’s already at the church, wearing Westwood and a bird on her head. Understandably, she flees just as Big changes his mind — but not before intercepting his limo and hitting him over the head with her bouquet. And we couldn’t help but wonder: Were his wings clipped just like Carrie’s wedding bird?

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    28 Days (2000)

    Scene: A drunk Sandra Bullock crashes into her sister’s wedding singer.

    If movies have taught us anything, it’s that alcohol and weddings guarantee disaster. Enter: The story of Gwen (Sandra Bullock) who, after a bender, shows up drunk to her sister’s wedding and wreaks havoc on her reception. Joined by enabler boyfriend Jasper (Dominic West), Gwen dances across the floor and crashes into the wedding cake, destroying it. Then, still drunk, she hops into a car to buy a new one, crashes into a house, and lands in a 28-day rehab program. And, what follows is actually a pretty great movie.

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    Bride Wars (2009)

    Scene: A rivalry between two best friends leads to hair dye sabotage (and even a wedding ceremony fight).

    For the record, some of us (hello) believe supposed “best friends” Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are the furthest thing from friends at all, and seem like nightmare people. But, I digress. After scheduling their weddings on the same day, Liv and Emma become determined to ruin the other person’s nuptials, and effectively expose themselves as complete monsters in the process. Of course, the duo are reunited after they come to physical blows in the middle of Liv’s wedding — which would be cringeworthy on its own, but becomes terrifying when you realize it probably proves both Liv and Emma are both sociopaths.