A Few Best Men is the latest wedding film to hit the big screen, and as leading man Kris Marshall put it: "it is the craziest wedding you could ever hope to attend."
The Modern Family and Love Actually star takes on a more malevolent (but ultimately still lovable and cheeky) role as best man, Tom.
"Tom is the older brother character of the four," explained Kris. "And in many ways - although he doesn't do it on purpose - pretty much everything that goes wrong in the film can be traced back to one of Tom's actions. I think that subconsciously he doesn't want to grow up."
Starring Twilight's Xavier Samuel as groom-to-be Ben and his crew of goofy groomsmen - including Kris Marshall's Tom, Graham (Kevin Bishop) and Luke (Tim Draxl) - this comedy of errors will you have you cringing in utter delight.
"This is the second film I've done with Stephan [Elliot, director], and what I really like about him is that he likes to shake things up a bit. You can see his sense of humour in the casting of Olivia Newton John [as a man-eating repressed party animal mother-of-the-bride], she's a national icon - she's practically royalty in Australia - and her image is one of utter clean living, but playing a character like that is classic Stephan humour," said Kris.
Mixing the lush Australian scenery with brilliant British comedy, this wedding film is bound to take your mind off all wedding planning duties and make you smile at least once (not to mention, make you extremely grateful that you don't have to deal with anything even remotely terrifying on your big day).
Although tightly scripted, there are moments of unadulterated comedy: "When we were filming, he [Elliot] would let us have a go and see what we could do improve-wise, it was great fun" explained the actor.
Filmed before his own winter wedding earlier this year, Kris was relieved to say his wedding didn't resemble the on-screen nuptials in the slightest: "Ours was very quiet and not raucous at all. I didn't ever really want the hassle of a sit-down, white-wedding thing, obviously my wife did - so we had a bit of a compromise there. But she didn't want it to be too big so we just got our immediate families and closest mates and threw it all together really. It was a great day."
A carnage-filled stag do, a deranged drug dealer, high-as-a-kite mother-of-the-bride and a cross-dressing sheep fill the ninety minute film with genuine laughs.
A Few Best Men hits cinema screens nationwide on Friday 31 August; afewbestmenuk.tumblr.com