Will there be a sequel to The People We Hate at the Wedding?

November 21, 2022
Lori C. 0
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This article discusses whether there will be a The People We Hate at the Wedding 2, a sequel to the Prime Video film The People We Hate at the Wedding, and will contain spoilers. 

Based on the bestselling namesake novel by Grant GinderThe People We Hate at the Wedding tells a story of a highly dysfunctional family attending a lavish UK wedding. While the 2016 novel was hugely popular, we can’t say the same about the film adaptation recently dropped on Prime Video. Here at RSC, our not-so-favorable review reads, “While the novel delicately unveils secrets that will eventually have you warm up to the cynical bunch, the film drops them on your head like cinderblocks with no warning or care.” On IMDb, the flick only has a score of 5.7/10, while on Rotten Tomatoes it only earned 23% approval from critics. It’s safe to say, The People We Hate at the Wedding wasn’t exactly warmly received. Yet, a few bad reviews seldom stop filmmakers from making sequels. So, what are the chances of this family dramedy getting another installment? 

The People We Hate at the Wedding sequel potential release date

It’s hard to say when a second part to The People We Hate at the Wedding could potentially come out. While Grant Ginder’s book originally came out in 2016, the film adaptation written by Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and Wendy Molyneux took six years to land on a streaming platform. There’s also the small issue of a lack of part two to Ginder’s original novel, but it wouldn’t be the first time filmmakers moved away from the source material. As there is no official talk of a sequel being in the works (and very little speculation on the matter), it will likely be a few good years before we get to see more of Alice, Eloise, Paul, and Donna’s misadventures. 

The People We Hate at the Wedding sequel cast – who might be in it?

Making The People We Hate at the Wedding 2 would be impossible without the core cast returning. We’d love to see Kristen Bell and Ben Platt reprising their roles as disgruntled-with-life siblings, Alice and Ben. Hopefully, Allison Janney would also be willing to return as Donna and the group wouldn’t be complete without Cynthia Addai-Robinson coming back as Eloise. 

The People We Hate at the Wedding sequel plot: what could The People We Hate at the Wedding 2 be about?

Ideally, the sequel to The People We Hate at the Wedding would also be set around nuptials. This time, however, it’s Alice’s turn to get hitched to her boyfriend Dennis. While Alice and Dennis don’t have the funds to afford a lavish event, they do decide to hold the happiest day of their life in Eloise’s favorite place: Taco Bell. Excited about her half-sister’s wedding, Eloise flies to the U.S. with her better half. Paul is also set to attend, this time with a new boyfriend. And of course, Donna wouldn’t miss her daughter’s Taco Bell wedding for the world. But not all is well in this dysfunctional group. Alice’s former lover, her married boss, is now divorced. And he’s willing to do anything in his power to stop this wedding from happening and win back his former mistress’s heart. 

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