Nightmare Wedding (2016 Lifetime)
Synopsis (via Lifetime)
Sandy’s past indiscretion with her fiance’s best friend Roman comes back to haunt her when he becomes their best man. Delusional and deranged, Roman will stop at nothing to make Sandy his own bride.
College students, Sandy and Max, have an amazing first date. As Sandy hugs her teddy bear, her ex-boyfriend Roman throws rocks at her window and threatens to kill himself if she doesn’t let him up to her room.
Flash forward to graduated, but still young, Sandy and Max. They are planning for a wedding in three days while Sandy gets ready for medical school. Sandy’s friend Lisa and her mother are coming to help because Max is adorable, but not very helpful at wedding planning.
Roman is Max’s best man and comes into town with a sexy strut. The problem is that Sandy hates Max and lost her virginity to Roman. Lisa is supportive of her best friend and promises to keep her secret; no one needs to know about Sandy’s past with Roman. Roman makes it hard to forget him by staying with Max and Sand. He is sure to be shirtless a lot. (Much appreciated by me. Sandy, not so much.)
The next day the attractive friends all decide to go for a hike and talk in double entendres. Lisa jokes that Roman is in love with Sandy, and it gets awkward. Sandy screams at Lisa for speaking out of turn. Total bridezilla move. Lisa steps away, and Roman seizes his opportunity to talk to her alone. He hits on Lisa when she turns him down; he pushes her off of a cliff. (After confessing that he is in love with Sandy.) He catches up with Sandy and Max to tell them that Lisa took a shortcut on the trail because her allergies bothered her.
Roman texts Sandy as Lisa and sends nasty texts. When Lisa doesn’t show for the rehearsal dinner, Sandy knows something is wrong and goes looking for her friend. The police don’t take her seriously and gaslight Sandy.
At the rehearsal dinner, Sandy’s drunk sister talks to Roman and tells Max about Sandy and Roman’s past. Max gets insanely drunk and party in the pool with Sandy’s drunk sister, who is naked. Sandy finds them and is pissed and runs crying into Roman’s arms. Roman set up the whole thing with more texts from Lisa. Sandy’s mother catches Sandy and Roman kiss at the bar and. The movie is trying to create many misunderstandings, but they require Sandy to be the WORST. Making the protagonist completely unlikable.
The drunk sister strikes again, being all drunk and doing cartwheels. She makes out with Roman and is slipped a roofie. Then Roman hits Max over the head and stages pictures of the two in bed together. (The poor mother finds them the next day and freaks out, at a strange attempt at comedy?? Oh, wait, is this supposed to be a dramatic moment?? This movie is tone-deaf.)
A detective tells Sandy about Lisa and takes her into questioning. When she is waiting to talk to detectives, Roman sends her the photos. Sandy is more upset about her husband and sister than her dead friend and storms out of the police station and takes a knife to the hotel room. Roman stops her, and he kidnaps her. Roman keeps saying, “Oh, Sandy!” and I can’t help think of John Travolta.
Sandy is dressed up in a wedding dress and taken to a remote mountain trail. He almost Thelma and Louises them. Sandy rolls out of the car. Roman begs Sandy to love him, and she calls him a piece of meat. Max shows up, and Sand rushes to her husband to be. Roman is left stunned and upset that Sandy doesn’t love him. Then he drives the car off the cliff and Thelma and Louises himself. The End!
Minority Report: Max, Lisa, Lark, Detective, Officer, Kai, Bartender.
🔪🔪 (2 Knives)
🍷🍷🍷 (3 glasses of wine required.)
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