Should the title of Destination Wedding be changed?

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I know most promotional material and even the name of the DVD refers to Destination Wedding as Destination Wedding but at the end of the movie there is this title card. Should the title be updated to this much longer title?

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Adrian, according to https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/titles/title-formatting/G56U5ERK7YY47CQB?ref_=helpms_help...#, IMDb uses "the original title of a movie/show in its original language as it appears on screen (on the title card) in the opening credits." So if there were opening credits for this film, those should be used as the title. If this title doesn't have opening credits that list the name of this film (which is very probably not the case), I would think the name of the film listed in the end credits should be the title used on IMDb.

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There were no opening credits for this feature. This is the only time I remember seeing the title on screen.
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Then I would think, the title from the end credits should be used. Hopefully, a staffer will respond and update the guide.
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Hey Adrian,

Thanks for posting about this.

Certainly an interesting one - looks like the intro to the title does have a title card but it's just as confusing (at least when it comes to our policies)...

The intro title card(s) begin with just Destination Wedding and on subsequent cards shows the rest of the name (the link is a gif).

This sits in a strange place, so the decision we've come to is to add the full name of Destination Wedding or a Narcissist Can't Die Because Then the Entire World Would End with the attribute (complete title) and we will continue to list the title under it's short name.

I've made this change now - it should be live shortly.

Have a great day.

Joel
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I don't remember an opening title card. I guess I should have rescanned the movie for it. I see the complete title is now listed in the AKAs.
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Based on my experience with title corrections, IMDb often chooses to add the ”corrected” title as: ”(new title)”, even when it’s actually the correct title (and should be ”(original title)”).

( In this case I understand the ”(complete title)” exception, though. Makes sense. Sometimes there’s a fine line between the actual title and the film's ”sub-title” beneath the actual title. )