Polish Wedding (1998)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: An awkward mix of drama and comedy lacks any genuine emotion.


Movie Info

Theresa Connelly makes her directorial debut with her own screenplay, a semi-autobiographical romantic comedy-drama, set in working-class Detroit, about a large Polish-American family run by matriarch Jadzia Pzoniak (Lena Olin). Her four boys obey her, but adolescent Hala (Claire Danes) is rebellious and independent. Although happily married to bakery worker Bolek (Gabriel Byrne), Jadzia engages in an almost-open affair with Roman (Rade Serbedzija). Hala sneaks off for late-night trysts with her … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Theresa Connelly
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 17, 2001
Runtime:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Jadzia Pzoniak

as Bolek Pzoniak

as Hala Pzoniak

as Sophie Pzoniak

as Russell Schuster

as Ziggy Pzoniak

as Father Don

as Piotrusz

as Roman's Business Par...

as Nosy Neighbor

as Stanley Mislinski

as Man in Church

as Woman in Bakery

as Mr. Schuster

as Mrs. Schuster

as Band at Festival

as Heckler No. 2

as Hala's Baby

as Ziggy and Sofie's Ba...

as Ziggy and Sofie's Ba...
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Critic Reviews for Polish Wedding

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12)

Pregnant With Problems!

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Too many scenes float above reality!

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A nearly laugh-free comedy!

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Polish Wedding is a confident, light drama.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

And you wondered why they have so many Polish jokes? Here's one.

July 10, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Polish Wedding

½

Pretty well done. Loved Danes vulnerability throughout film.

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Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Polish Wedding is a largely forgettable movie about a free spirited girl, Hala (Claire Danes), and her earthy, sensual mom, Jadzia (Lena Olin) and sad sack father, Bolek (Gabriel Byrne). Hala runs the streets at night, while her mom is having an affair with a guy at work, and her dad sits at home and mopes. The polish accents sounded forced, and were entirely unnecessary, but must have been meant to emphasize that these people were outsiders. This viewer found them annoying. The story followed a fairly predictable arc and the only thing that kept this viewer engaged was the radiant beauty of Ms Danes. Three stars, just for her.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

Cute. Lena Olin and Claire Danes are very good in this.

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Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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