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  • Summary: The loyal, committed and very decent Elvis leaves Johannesburg on Tuesday en route to pick up his best friend and best man Tumi in Durban. The two will then journey on to Cape Town to begin rehearsals for Elvis’s wedding to the beautiful Ayanda at an upmarket hotel in glamorous palm-fringed Camps Bay under the cloak of Table Mountain.
    But things don’t go according to plan. Tumi, a serial flirt, has a spat with his girlfriend that leads to his car being rendered unusable; eventually the duo get on their way but Tumi’s short-cuts don’t end up making up for lost time. (Stepping Stone Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    80
    A film that's sweet, inclusive and sunny, a charmer filled with people who seem every bit as surprised as we are when they manage to look past surface differences, and find reasons to bond.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    80
    A highly engaging picture with a post-apartheid edge (certain scenes play like a farcical "Invictus").
  3. The warm and charming White Wedding is like "The Hangover" off steroids. It's another get-me-to-the-church-on-time obstacle course but filled with smart social commentary, romantic wisdom, credible complications and memorable characters.
  4. 50
    Jann Turner's shiny, happy crowd-pleaser gleans a tiny shred of substance and social relevance from its exploration of racial and class politics in a post-apartheid South Africa that's still very much split across race lines.
  5. 50
    An affable comedy that, unfortunately, has too many characters and subplots for its own good. The film also could do without the stereotypical character of a gay wedding planner who is supposed to be funny -- but is just embarrassing and clichéd.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Dec 7, 2010
    50
    A road-trip comedy that somehow renders both promiscuity and racism harmless. While we're soaking up the sunny surroundings, we're getting nowhere.
  7. International audiences will be confronted by a rather predictable and highly implausible road movie that strains to achieve too many agendas.

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