Second Hand Wedding

Synopsis: A small film with a big heart, SECOND HAND WEDDING is a bittersweet dramatic comedy set in the present, in a time when trademe and e-bay threaten the primeval urge for a firsthand crack at the second-hand. Jill keeps the dream alive until she is forced to confront the habits of a lifetime and concede that no bargain is worth her daughter's happiness. Father of the bride, Brian, quips that Cheryl's upcoming wedding will be the first time anyone in the Rose family has given something away - and that's the crux of it.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Paul Murphy
Production: Metropolis Films
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Like any other business the second-hand business

has rules Martin, strict rules.

And if you're to succeed as my assistant, you must

stick to the rules.

And what are those rules Mr. Daney?


Now, look around, what do you see?

Second-hand stuff?


I see....


Now, look at this, what do you see?

A side table?

We must look beyond the table and see it's worth.

How it will enhance the lives of our, Tom, Dick, and


It's value to them.

Spot on Martin.

While we're out there searching the auctions...

...the white elephant stalls,

...the Garage Sales.

We must keep our eyes and nose open for two


One, something that smells of saleability.

That we can see a buyer for right away.

Like that side table.

And what's the other thing Mr Daney?

The bain of our business Martin, the gifted


Where to now Muffy?

Turn right into Tui Road, then it's hard left into



And then you veer left into Warren Street and it's

Number One.

- What's that?

- What's what?

I've drawn a red cross on the map up ahead here.

A red cross?

Oh, speed camera.

Did it flash?

No, we're clear.

Good Morning. Is this a Garage Sale?

I'm sorry, you're too early and we're not ready.

I haven't put the sign out yet.

Well the early bird catches the bargain.

- Should I give you a hand with that?

- Oh.

That's lovely.

- Is that the price?

- Yeah.

- Oh no, you'd get a lot more for that.

- Really?

- Yeah, I'd whack ten dollars on that.

- Oh.

Jill, look at this.

- That's fantastic. How much for that?

- 12.

I'll give you ten cash now.

I was going to buy that.

But you said it was fantastic and now you're trying


Sorry, oh sorry, should I be dealing with you?

Sorry I just assumed...

Normally it's the woman that looks after, you know,

runs the Garage Sale.

No, no, you can deal with me, ah, 11 dollars.

Okay, and ah,

I'll give you five for that.



Found it yet?


Oh, oh yes here it is,

Commonwealth Exhibition, 1923.

Oh, oh Jill.

What? What Muffy?

One sold at auction for 600 dollars!

Now that's a bargain!

Now that's a bargain!

Hi Jill, hi Muffy.

- Hi Steve.

- Hi.

This one's been picked dry, it was like this when I


Man, some kid snatched a Jim Lynch print right out

from under my nose.

- Little Bugger!

- Uh, ha.

Did you have any luck finding that Tretchikoff you


The Balinese lady? No not today...

but I know she's out there... I've just gotta keep


That's the spirit.

Oh by the way Jill I found this at another Garage


I thought you might like it.

John! Isn't he gorgeous?

Thank you so much, Steve. How much do I owe


Oh, no, no nothing, it's 20 cents.

- 20 cents.

- Yeah, you will keep an eye out for that print will


I must have it.

Oh yeah, sure yeah.

That boy really needs that Balinese lady.

I'll tell you what that boy really needs.

- A real girlfriend.

- A real girlfriend.

Come on, let's go.

That's 65 Sheffield St back there, but there's no

signs, no people...

- cars, no nothing.

- They must have packed up, where to next?

Marine Parade.

Oh, dealers.

-Well there'll be nothing left here.

- Yeah.

Come on, lets go and get a cup of coffee.


Oh Cheryl.

Wait till you see what I've got for you.

They're place markers.

We can use them at the reception when you get


I've got a whole boxful here.

Oh, that's Jane, gotta go, see ya.


- Hi Muffy.

- Oh, hi Hun.

Do you think we should help?

Ha, ha no. The're beyond help. Come on, let's go.

Whoops, Brian?

Can you give us a hand with this please?

Oh thanks darling.

Right, where shall I put this?

- Ah, I think out on the deck might be perfect.

- Right.

Wait till you see what else Muffy and I got this


Look at that Brian.

Isn't it beautiful? That's cut crystal.

As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it.

I saw it first.

Guess how much it cost.

Um... five dollars?


Can you believe that?

Only three.

Would you ladies like a cup of tea?

Only if you're putting one on.

I'm putting one on.

And I got this for you.

Oh you beauty.

Me or the magazine?


Right, thanks for the lift, see you at school.

Right, thanks for the lift, see you at school.

G'day Miss Rose, what are you doing here?

I'm here to pick up my car.

What, no, no, this wont be ready till, ah, till...

You said it was going to be ready today.

I know, I know I did but um,

we found another problem.

What, what's wrong with it?

Well I think you better come have a look actually,

it's um...

Oh no.

Yeah, that rattle you heard in the engine, that

wasn't just a loose lead.

No, it was a lot more serious than that, I'm afraid.

Will you marry me, Miss Rose?

Stew Davis, how could you?

Yes, yes, of course, of course!

- Woohoo.

- Congratulations.

- Go on.

- Oh yeah, of course.

Oh, this teapot is perfect.

Thank you darling.

Oh, apart from this little chip in the lid.

Hold it right there.

I knew as soon as I saw it, I knew that this lid

would fit that pot.

So we can just throw this one away?

No, you never know do you?

Oh, that's lovely.

That's for Cheryl.

Of course.

Muffy, I didn't show you, I was up in the market in

Otaki last week,

and I saw this.

Oh, that is beautiful.

It was in a box with a whole pile of other stuff. I got

the box for 15 dollars.

Is it real silver?

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