Helena From The Wedding Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 5, 2011
...distractingly low-rent...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
March 1, 2011
The picture ultimately doesn't end up anywhere, but moments are accounted for nicely, creating a warm bath of razors for those who prefer their onscreen relationships to be as hesitant as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
November 19, 2010
The cast handles the material adequately enough, but writer/director Joseph Infantolino doesn't provide them with anything they (and we) haven't seen played out before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
November 15, 2010
Marriage is hell. Matrimony is rife with mistrust, misdeeds, and misconceptions. But you know what's worse? Being single. We get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jon Frosch
Hollywood Reporter
November 12, 2010
Helena From the Wedding is written, directed, and played with such verve and deep, unshowy feeling that its insights on these tried-and-true themes come through with rare and startling clarity.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
November 12, 2010
Among its achievements is the kind of comfortable, shaded acting we expect from seasoned professionals and a script (by the director, Joseph Infantolino) that almost scarily captures the cadences of whining white privilege.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 12, 2010
None of its characters is especially interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 9, 2010
The group is frequently drunk, but writer-director Joseph Infantolino's handling is lucid, a necessity to keep up the sense of vague dread and walking-on-eggshell egos.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 26, 2010
Too unassuming for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
September 7, 2010
This is the kind of single-location indie talkfest that could translate to the stage without much tweaking. But pacing is brisk, and perfs and writing sharp enough to engage throughout.
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