A solid cast and a script that does a better job than most recent wedding-set films more successfully mixes the dark humor with the pathos. Ellen Barkin gets her best role in more than a decade and Ezra Miller really shows he's someone to watch. http://eddieonfilm.blogspot.com/2011/02/if-anyone-believes-these-two-families.html
Another indie at the wedding. The director (Sam Levinson) who's inherited none of his father's talent, has seen Woody Allen, Altman and PT Anderson, but has none of either's abilities- the film is chock-full of terrible scenes, done in by overwrought dialogue and over the top acting. If it hadn't been for Ezra Miller it would've been a COMPLETE waste of celluloid (or was it video)... American indie film at its worst.
This film was sadly buried & no one seems to have seen it this year. Certainly flawed, but this is a very good film with some tremendously beautiful moments. The scene when Ellen Barkin lays in the grass under the tree, the mothers' wedding speeches, and the ensuing wedding montage were all wonderful. A well deserving B+. I LOVE SUNDANCE (the reason I watched it).