My First Wedding

Synopsis: In "My First Wedding" ("Mi primera boda"), Jewish-born Adrián and Catholic-born Leonora have finally reached their wedding day. Instead of gracefully embracing matrimony, Adrián spends the hours leading up to the ceremony trying to postpone it, not because he's got cold feet (or does he?), but because he's clumsily lost both his and his bride-to-be's sacred wedding rings. Disaster ensues in director Ariel Winograd's winning comedy about the politics of the proverbial "Big Day."
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Ariel Winograd
Production: Gravitas
  6 nominations.
102 min


Let me tell you something.

Think twice before

getting married.

Especially, if you're going

to throw a party.

Let's begin with the catering

for 120 people:

it costs a real fortune.

And don't get me started

with the venue...

the photographer...

the video, the DJ...

the musicians, the suit,

the bride's dress...

It truly is absolutely mad.

And what for?


Several months of preparation to

see how in a few hours...

a group of crazy people, supposed

to be your family and friends...

devour the food, break chairs,

trash the bathrooms...

and get all sweaty.

They only want to get drunk.

It is real disaster.

And if all that happens..

your party is a success.

But none of this makes any sense

if the one that ruins the party...

is the groom himself.

That's me, Adrin Meier.

Why am I ruining a 2,000 dollar

suit riding that horse?


I need to reach that sign

before that car does.

Rabbi Mendel,

I don't know his first name...

and Father Patricio,

I don't know his last name...

are traveling in that car.

Our plan is for them to officiate

at the wedding.

-Oh, yes.

-Oh, yes.

I'm a nonbeliever Jewish.

and my wife...

is a semi-believer Catholic.

So we thought it was a great idea

to make a mixed ceremony.

But when we made inquiries,

we discovered...

that none of the religions

accepts such a ceremony.

But there's always

a friend of a friend.

Apparently, Rabbi Mendel's

father came from Europe...

in the same ship than my

grandparents, Lzaro and Chuchi,

who separated recently.

And they are the parents

of Raquel, my mother...

who has been unhappily married

to his first husband Ral...

my father, for the last 40 years.

And Father Patricio

is the priest of the parish...

to which Delia contributes,

who is Marta 's aunt...

the lovely mother of Leonora...

who is the woman that I love

with all my heart...

my bride-to-be.

That's why they did us the favor

of coming here...

with a 25% increase

of each ceremony.

The party is not as expensive

as he says.

The problem is that Adrin has a

difficult relationship with money.

Nobody will charge you less

for a guest's service.

It is a wedding.

To me, it's not an expense.

It's an investment.

But... for him, money is an excuse.

It actually is a

conscious manifestation...

of an unconscious blockage.

Adrin does not want

to get married.

Three years ago, Leonora

went to a seminar on Lacan...

and ever since she

over-interprets the world.

To me, things are simpler.

For instance.

I hate wearing a necktie.

I don't feel asphyxiated

by the commitment...

of an ever-lasting relationship.

It just squeezes my neck.

The other day I said to her:

"My shoes hurt."

And she said:
"You are afraid

of taking this step."

Alright, let's suppose

that the shoes thing...

is because of the hard leather.

What happened today

was not by chance.

It is highly significant.

Romans used to say:

"What happens at the wedding...

is a reflection of the future

of the couple."

And I believed that too.

That's why I wanted

a perfect wedding.

Yes. that's me.

Leonora Campos.

When I'm sad, I only get

better if I eat or if I run.

Maybe this wasn't the

best moment to do this.

Or the best place.

Let me give you my version

of what went through.

Are you aware that today

is the end of everything?


-You're wasting 20 years away.

I've known you

since third grade.

Today, you gotta back me up.

You know I always do.

But not today.

Listen to me.

Why don't you get a girlfriend?

I generously accepted

not having the bachelor party.

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