It's one of the most dominant wedding movie clichés of weddings: a couple is about to get married, the priest says "speak now or forever hold your peace," and, like clockwork, in bolts the bride or groom's true love (with amazing timing, by the way) to say "I object!" before they ride off into the sunset together. What are the best wedding objection scenes in film history? This list of famous wedding scenes has them all!
It's been done so many times at this point, that it's become expected. More modern films tend to spoof the "I object!" cliché, or turn it on its head somehow, making fun of the audience's expectations and throwing some special new twist into it. Over time, the reasons for the objections have become crazier and crazier (not just because of true love, but because of things like incest, kidnapping, and even impostors), but these scenes are memorable and often the highlight of many romantic comedies.
So, which objection scenes in wedding movies are the best of all time? Which had you cheering on the couple in the name of true love! Cast your votes below!
Actors: Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, + more
Initial Release: 2001
Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
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Actors: Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant, Fred Savage, Mark Knopfler, + more
Initial Release: 1987
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Actors: Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher, Will Ferrell, Christopher Walken, + more
Initial Release: 2005
Directed by: David Dobkin
Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss, Katharine Ross, Norman Fell, + more
Initial Release: 1967
Directed by: Mike Nichols