Much like their “Eclipse” clip, the sisters turn to Lady Gaga’s songbook for inspiration, co-opting her hit “Marry the Night” and re-imagining it as “Marry Edward.” Bella and back-up dancers wiggle down the aisle to the upbeat jam until her vampire groom breaks in with Pittbull’s “Give Me Everything” (which I will forever and always associate with the celebrity-stuffed trailer for “New Year’s Eve” and which will now be playing on loop in my head for the next three days).
As the newlyweds flee the reception hall, a champagne-guzzling Jacob Black takes over the vocals: “Excuse me, I might drink a little more than I should tonight / And I might take you home with me if I could tonight / Baby I’m going to make you feel so good tonight because we might not get tomorrow.” What an interloper. (Also, kids, we don’t condone under-aged drinking…even if the supposed love of your life is saying “I do” to a bloodsucker…)
The dueling tunes alternate as Edward and Bella prance around Isle Esme on their honeymoon, but things come to a screeching halt once Bella realizes she’s pregnant. But instead of the abject horror Bill Condon’s Edward displays, Hillywood’s Edward is smugly self-satisfied, crooning the folksy Paul Anka song “(You’re) Having My Baby.” Bella’s bloody birthing scene follows, with the parody ending on an imprinting Jacob once again lip-synching Pitbull, this time to baby Renesmee—an act I think anyone would classify as child abuse.
Unlike their previous efforts, Hillywood’s “Breaking Dawn” parody takes no nonsensical flights of fancy (like Bella transforming into Lady Gaga), which seems like a missed opportunity for added levity and an omission of something that’s become their signature. I will, however, give kudos for the casting of Austin Clay, who’s taken over the Edward role from previous player Jacob Jost. Austin is a much better physical facsimile of Robert Pattinson. It’s actually uncanny.
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