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Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) Reviews

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May 19, 2007
After the Wedding has a dignity of purpose that is made to feel authentic by the performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 18, 2007
...a highly entertaining film that manages to be brutally honest about human motivation and the compromises we're willing to make to hold onto the people we love for as long as we can.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
May 14, 2007
The odd cropping of the closeups is Bier's way of acknowleding that the slices of life we see onscreen can't begin to convey the complicated messiness of existence.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 12, 2007
...a powerful drama about secrets... At times it threatens to veer into soap opera, but the filmmakers and actors keep it true.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 11, 2007
After the Wedding is a sad film in many ways, but it's also surprisingly uplifting. Thanks to [director] Bier and her cast, any tears shed in the audience will be perfectly natural.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2007
The plotting in After the Wedding is melodramatic, even a bit soap-operatic. Yet, unlike many Hollywood features and TV soaps, the material is done in a way that seems refreshingly real and honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 11, 2007
It's Mikkelsen who anchors the movie, as his moody Jacob tries to reconcile his past mistakes with his current passion for his students in India.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 10, 2007
...a rare film of conflict without villains.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2007
Yes, they throw more than rice at this Wedding, but it's all in service of an astutely observed and sometimes shattering human drama.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 7, 2007
On its own terms and apart from the awards hoopla, AFTER THE WEDDING is a decent, if flawed feature that works mostly due to the efforts of its talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 4, 2007
A fully engaging drama, with powerful emotional punches and surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 4, 2007
Bier's not timid about tossing any number of volatile ingredients into an already-simmering pot.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 4, 2007
You leave the movie feeling exhausted, argumentative and exhilarated, surely the sign of a powerful film in any language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 2, 2007
Initially threatening to turn into the most shameless of melodramas, it instead builds upon its rickety foundation with such dexterity and grace that it eventually emerges as a deeply moving experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 27, 2007
An emotional masterpiece whose end is impossible to guess.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 27, 2007
Just when we start to find these people interesting and credible, the plot tosses us something we don't believe for a minute.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 27, 2007
It's a traumatic journey peeling away those layers of secrecy, repression and regret, but the actors are equal to those hyper-emotional demands. After the Wedding is a story told with unsparing honesty and skill.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2007
May be the strangest and most surprising film you'll see this year, in that its character development runs counter to the expectations aroused by its narrative sequencing.
April 24, 2007
A rare treat --- don't miss it!
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April 24, 2007
Director Susanne Bier is obviously fond of extreme close-ups (people smoking, people drinking, people licking their lips), especially focusing the camera on the actors' eyeballs too many times to count. I can overlook this annoying little technique becaus
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