Wedding Bell Blues

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Wedding Bell Blues

In what could have been a crazy made-for-TV movie (sans orgasm talk), three women inexplicably decide that it is better to be divorced than merely unmarried. This head-scratching theory leads them to Las Vegas in an effort to find quickie husbands and quickie divorces. Don't expect any Thelma & Louise-style road-trip movie: Wedding Bell Blues seems to operate under the assumption that if a character carries out one feminist action—or makes a reference to how she is a feminist—it is a feminist film. During the course of Wedding Bell Blues, the anti-marriage "punk" character gets married and stays married. The pregnant character has an abortion, but only after she and the father break up. The character who has only had sex with three people in her life and has never had an orgasm changes her tune and becomes promiscuous when she experiences the big "O" for the first time. There's also brief nudity for the sake of titillation, a smattering of "girl talk," a joke about larger women who insist they fit into smaller sizes, and Debbie Reynolds. In fact, Reynolds gets the funniest lines as she plays herself doing a Vegas act in her casino. Sadly, little else is funny in Wedding Bell Blues, unless you can laugh at the fact that someone has no doubt lost money on it.

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