Betsy's Wedding (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Betsy's Wedding1990

Betsy's Wedding (1990)




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Doting dad Eddie Hopper (Alan Alda) is willing to spend every penny to his name to make certain that his daughter Betsy (Molly Ringwald) will have the perfect wedding. Betsy would prefer a small, intimate ceremony-and so would Eddie's wife Lola (Madeline Kahn), who suffers from visions of the Poorhouse dancing in her head. When his bank account is depleted, Eddie turns to his slightly crooked brother-in-law (Joe Pesci), and Pesci's crooked cohort (Burt Young). Salvation comes from a most unlikely corner in this labyrinthine domestic farce. In addition to the aforementioned stars, Betsy's Wedding offers strong comic support in the form of Joey Bishop, Bibi Besch, Catherine O'Hara, Anthony LaPaglia, Nicholas Coster, and the late, great Julie Bovasso.

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Molly Ringwald
as Betsy Hopper
Alan Alda
as Eddie Hopper
Anthony LaPaglia
as Stevie Dee
Madeline Kahn
as Lola Hopper
Joey Bishop
as Eddie's Father
Catherine O'Hara
as Gloria Henner
Joe Pesci
as Oscar Henner
Ally Sheedy
as Connie Hopper
Burt Young
as Georgie
Nicolas Coster
as Henry Lovell
Bibi Besch
as Nancy Lovell
Dylan Walsh
as Jake Lovell
Allan Rich
as Nate Tobias
Sully Boyar
as Morris, Lola's Dad
Frankie Faison
as Zack Monroe
Tom Mardirosian
as Dave Delahaas
J.K. Loftin
as Bandleader
Mario Todisco
as Anselmo, the Bodyguard
Thomas John Caligiuri
as Man at Wedding
Samuel L. Jackson
as Taxi Dispatcher
Janet Pasquale
as Georgie's Companion
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Critic Reviews for Betsy's Wedding

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

From a bolt of ordinary cloth Alan Alda fashions a thoroughly engaging matrimonial romp.

February 12, 2009 | Full Review…

Betsy's Wedding assembles all of the materials for a human comedy, and then seems unconvinced by them.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Most of the people who see this will own funnier home videos of wedding disasters.

January 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Doesn't summon much of a reaction at all, leaving the eventual parade of sentimentality D.O.A. I was entertained by Wedding, but never enlivened by it.

June 24, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Molly Ringwald after the fall.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Betsy's Wedding


I have to admit, this one has not aged well. Being a mad Molly Ringwald fan, this is a movie I have seen many times over the years, though not for a good five or six years. The main problem this has is there is not enough of Molly in it, even though she's the title character. There are some good supporting characters, including Ally Sheedy and Catherine O'hara, but there's a few I could happily have seen less of. I really didn't like the Stevie character a lot. It is mainly a nice little wedding story with a dysfunctional family and in laws thrown in. Nothing that hasn't been done before. Probably won't win any new fans, but might be enjoyed as a nostalgia piece (though even the clothes are pretty damn ugly here and it's a worry that Betsy hacking up that wedding dress actually improved it!).

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


This movie is pretty good, it's a typical wedding story with some good comedy, but it could have been a lot funnier, and I wanted to see more of Ringwald and less of all the minor characters. I enjoyed it anyway.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A fun wedding mess which all comes together.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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