OK. I admit it. I recently wrote this on Twitter: I pray each audience member on The Bachelorette gets a gift bag with a copy of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique in it. The TV show from my youth, The Dating Game, seems like a PBS production compared to The Bachelorette and The Bachelor.
With marriage in mind, I want to share one of my favorite "guilty pleasure" DVD rentals with you. I saw this Fox Searchlight film in theatrical release and laughed out loud many times. So did the rest of the audience. It's so loopy and so ultimately heart-warming. It's a mockumentary called Confetti and it boasts a British cast. In fact, I paid to see it because it has actors I discovered in BBC sitcoms I saw on BBC America. The lead actor, Martin Freeman, went on to become popular with American audiences for his Emmy-nominated work in TV's Sherlock and Fargo. On the big screen for The Hobbit adventures, he played Bilbo. Freeman was in the cast of Britain's hit sitcom, The Office.
Freeman is quite the versatile actor. I love the way he does comedy.
In Confetti, he's half of a couple in a "Most Original Wedding of the Year" competition. This is a huge marketing gimmick. A glossy and posh bridal magazine called Confetti holds the contest. The prize is a house for the winning couple.
We get to know the three couples and the nature of their relationship, their quirks and their talents. If they have talents.
It's the relationships, the insecurities and the lacks of talent that make you laugh.
One of the other couples chosen to compete has a macho jerk loudmouth tennis player and his mousey fianceé with a most unfortunate nose.
He and his fianceé go to the Confetti Magazine offices for a meeting and he dresses for the meeting the way he usually dresses. If you know what I mean. And I'm sure you do.