A Few Best Men

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A new film opening on Australia Day puts the groomsmen front and centre of the chaos.

‘A Few Best Men’ is the latest outing from Stephan Elliott, director of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. In fact, the set up is vaguely reminiscent of Elliott’s famous feature, which still stands as one of Australia’s most successful flicks.

English groom-to-be David Locking (played by Xavier Samuel) heads to the outback to get hitched to his Australian love Mia (Laura Brent), at which point David and his Brit groomsmen unleash all manner of farce. Or, as the Courier Mail puts it, “take irresponsibility and turn it into an art form”.

Pegged as Australia’s answer to recent nuptial themed cinema hits ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Bridesmaids’—it even stars local actress Rebel Wilson, who featured in the latter—A Few Best Men was penned by screenwriter Dean Craig, the wordsmith behind ‘Death At A Funeral’.

With those credentials, expect calamity upon calamity amid moments of gross-out humour as the lads negotiate guns, gimp masks and cross-dressing sheep as they make their way from the bucks night to the ceremony to the speeches.

Early reviews are mixed, but the ticket price may be justified by seeing Aussie golden girl Olivia Newton-John ham it up as the coke-snorting, party-loving mother-of-the-bride. Maybe.

Check out the trailer...

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