2.5

MIFF: Ali's Wedding

Romance Comedy


 

One deception leads to another and Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, sees his life sliding out of control in love with one woman but marrying another.

The story is based on the life of the comedian who co-wrote the script and plays himself in the lead role. Some episodes are included because they happened or are funny, rather than because they're needed. There's a loss of pace along the way, and it could be tauter. Problems aside, this is a winsome and colourful crowd-pleasing production where real events are often stranger than fiction. I do.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 31st August 2017
Madman Entertainment 110 mins