Kristen Bell on ‘The People We Hate at the Wedding’: “We tried to make this as relatable and messy as possible”

Talking about her recent Prime Video film ‘The People We Hate at the Wedding’, lead cast member Kristen Bell said there was an emphasis on making it relatable.

She stated: “It is biting, it is whip smart, it is raunchy, but there is this familial joy about it. And I liked the idea of being involved with something where someone could escape and sit and watch this with their family.

“We tried to make this as realistic and relatable and messy as possible. Interpersonal relationships of family are very vulnerable, and they require a lot.”

The official synopsis of ‘The People We Hate at the Wedding’ reads:

“The film follows struggling American siblings Alice (Kristen Bell) and Paul (Ben Platt), who reluctantly agree to attend the wedding of their estranged, wealthy half-sister (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) in the English countryside alongside their mother, Donna (Allison Janney).

“Over the course of the wedding week, the family’s many skeletons are wrenched from the closet, and the unlikely reunion gives everyone the motivation to move their own lives forward. A modern wedding comedy for anyone with a slightly dysfunctional family (everyone), or anyone who’s been forced to attend a wedding they tried to avoid (also everyone).”

Apart from Bell, the cast includes Allison Janney, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ben Platt, Dustin Milligan, Julian Ovenden, and Lesley Ewen, among others.

The film, which premiered on November 18, is based on Grant Grinder’s novel of the same name. Claire Scanlon has directed it.

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