"WHAT'S MOST INTERESTING IS SEEING DE NIRO BEFORE HE KNEW WHO HE WAS AS AN ACTOR"
This morning, critic Sheila O'Malley tweeted about catching The Wedding Party "streaming on Amazon," and posted a few screen captures, including the two seen here, above and below. O'Malley captioned her set of images with "The Wedding party. Jill Clayburgh. Robert De Niro. Brian De Palma." Ryan Swen then responded to her, "Sadly wasn’t a fan of this (or most early De Palma), but hey, young De Niro."
"Young Clayburgh too, don't forget," O'Malley responded back. "She's one of my favorite actresses. I think it's funny and ridiculous!" In three followup tweets, O'Malley added, "Ponderous pompous minister, taking bride and groom aside to give them advice on marriage, and ends up babbling about miniature golf, trying to extend the metaphor, and failing. I saw this a million years ago - then saw it was streaming on Amazon. Bizarre! What's most interesting is seeing De Niro before he knew who he was as an actor. Trying to be jovial/one of the guys - which is the character. It's just not right for him - already. He knows it now but he didn't then - but still, he tries, b/c that's the gig. It's very touching."
In another response, O'Malley's fellow RogerEbert.com critic Peter Sobczynski mentioned that The Wedding Party is included on Arrow's recent De Niro/De Palma box set.