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'Pain & Gain,' 'The Big Wedding' reviewed by Mr. Moviefone

04/26/2013 by 'Mr. Moviefone' Russ Leatherman

This week at the movies, it's "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (without the fat and Greek part) and a trio of personal trainers with a plan to get rich quick.

Based on a true story, "Pain & Gain" is about three pumped up dumbbells tired of their mediocre lives. So they hatch a plan to kidnap a rich client, hold him hostage, and steal all of his money. This action comedy stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub and Rob Corddry.

The Reel Deal: Directed by Michael Bay, the word overkill comes to mind, and for the majority of moviegoers, this salacious, violent, not all that funny kidnapping caper is way more pain than gain. I'm out!

Everyone is trying to be on their best behavior for "The Big Wedding." It's a wedding celebration with the potential to turn into a disaster as the groom's family pretends to be happy and normal. The all-star cast includes Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams and Topher Grace.

The Reel Deal: Here's the thing, if you go in expecting nothing, I guess you can't be disappointed, and with that, it delivers. "The Big Wedding" is a big waste of money and a big waste of time. I'm out!

Out in limited release, "Mud" is a southern-fried tale with Matthew McConaughey as a fugitive who befriends two boys, and "The Numbers Station" stars John Cusack as a special agent fighting for his life while assigned to protect a young woman.

For all your show times, tickets, my Six Second Reviews and so much more, go to America's favorite movie guide, Moviefone.com, or you can call 1-800-777-FILM. If you want to drop me a note it's MrMoviefone@aol.com. Or, you can go to Facebook.com/mrmoviefone and Tweet me @6secondreviews.

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