Monday, September 7, 2009

Holly Shanahan in "Second-Hand Wedding" (2008)

Jill Rose is a woman who loves a good bargain. She spends all of her free time shopping at yard sales, in search of the next perfect item to add to her overflowing house. But when Jill's only daughter Cheryl gets engaged, she doesn't tell her mother right away, knowing Jill will take over and turn her special day into a "second-hand wedding." Holly Shanahan (Camille, Jungle Fury) stars as Cheryl Rose, who is happy to be marrying her sweetheart, the mechanic Stew. When news of the wedding leaks to Jill before Cheryl can tell her, a rift is created between mother & daughter and as Cheryl's wedding plans begin to crumble she needs her mother more than ever. When her father has a heart attack, the two get past their problems and make amends. In the end, Cheryl gets the wedding she always wanted, thanks to her mother's expert bargaining. Holly Shanahan won a New Zealand Film and TV Award for her performance in the film. Interestingly enough, Ryan O'Kane who plays Shanahan's boyfriend in the film also played her nemesis/love interest on "Welcome to Paradise."

"Second-Hand Wedding" is available on DVD (Non-U.S.)

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