Movie Review: ‘Do You Take This Man’

Review by Caitlin Zeigler

Daniel (Anthony Rapp) and Christopher (Jonathan Bennett) are about to take their relationship to the next level. It’s the eve of their wedding, where their closest family and friends will be coming together for their rehearsal dinner. Daniel’s a bit more stressed than Christopher because he decided to plan everything and doesn’t like to be helped. Regardless, they know they want to be together and can’t wait to be married. It’s too bad that their friends and family put thoughts in their head that they shouldn’t be together.

When Christopher hangs out with his friends, Bradley (Thomas Dekker) and Summer (Hutchi Hancock), they bring up the age difference between the couple. When Daniel hangs out with his friend Jacob (Mackenzie Astin), he talks about how Christopher doesn’t talk about certain things in his past. Christopher’s friends also bring up how close Daniel and Jacob are. It doesn’t help that Bradley and Summer’s wedding present to Christopher is his childhood friend, Emma (Alona Tal), who reveals a secret at dinner.

Daniel’s sister Rachael (Alyson Hannigan) also joins the dinner party and her divorce kind of makes the happy dinner bleak. The last straw to break the camel’s back will determine if Daniel and Christopher are meant to be together. This film is well shot and well acted. It’s not dramatic from beginning to end. It builds up to a moment, where things may or may not work out in the end. It’s a good, mild family drama that shows how people deal with relationships and how people can get into your head and make you see things differently.

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