When you meet people you can’t stand in real life, you have a chance to escape. When you meet people you can’t stand in a movie you have to see again, you’re trapped. In “The People We Hate at the Wedding,” Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, Ben Platt and Isaach de Bankole play the people we hate at the wedding, even though the title is supposed to be a reference to the other people at the wedding.
Meet Alice (Bell). She’s not just a pretty single woman of a certain age, she’s having an affair with her (younger?) boss Jonathan (Jorma Taccone) whose wife she just gave birth to. Alice’s gay brother Paul (Platt) has a partner named Dominic (Karan Soni), who wants them to stay with an old gay acquaintance while they’re in England celebrating the wedding of Paul and Alice’s half-sister Eloise (Cynthia Addai -Robinson). Also attending are Paul and Alice’s mother Donna (Janney), who has divorced Eloise’s father Henrique (Bankole), and whose second husband, Alice and Paul’s father, has died. Understood everything?
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