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Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) Reviews

May 31, 2007
Lovely, dense and surprising.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 28, 2007
One of the more interesting themes of this movie is the question of which is more important to a cause, the man or the money.
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 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
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 21, 2007
[Director] Bier's careful touch and the skill of the cast make After the Wedding an emotional and often lovely film. It's mostly a series of two-person scenes, delicately filled in with character details.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 21, 2007
The film brings us face to face with the movie's starkest truth: It's not whether or not we prevail over the inevitable setbacks in life, but who we connect with along the way.
April 20, 2007
There are no guarantees with this sort of thing, but it really is possible that one or two scenes in After the Wedding will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 20, 2007
Sounds like a soap opera. But Danish director Susanne Bier builds a high-minded melodrama from this plot material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2007
As the premise might suggest, Jensen's dramatic structure is so visible this sometimes seems like a late Rod Serling teleplay, but Bier has proved highly adept at merging conventional drama with the immediacy of the Dogma 95 movement.
April 20, 2007
For once, the bigger the emotion, the truer the moviegoing experience.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 20, 2007
Life's a mess, it says, but you can't sweep up the dirt until you've taken a good, hard look at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2007
Even when [Bier's] movie ventures in deepest contrivance it pulls you along like a willing puppy on a gently tugged leash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 13, 2007
In my book it's high camp -- a thrill ride for emotion junkies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 13, 2007
Mikkelsen, Lassgard, Knudsen and Christensen seem to burrow into the deepest parts of their hearts and souls to turn the stuff of soap opera into a search for the real self.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2007
This is a fine tale of families and secrets, and its seemingly cold exterior gives way to something unexpectedly warm and soft inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2007
After The Wedding could be the cinematic equivalent of a Coldplay song. And while that isn't necessarily a slam, it isn't a recommendation either.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 31, 2007
Bier's insistence on adding even more melodramatics into the mix feels like a mistake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
March 30, 2007
A thrilling -- and harrowing, and beautiful -- celebration of the unpredictability of life.
March 30, 2007
It speaks the universal language of high romance in the distinctly unromantic Danish tongue. But don't be put off by that. It is a kind of treat we are only rarely offered these days.
March 30, 2007
A deceptively unadorned movie that ends in huge, untidy and enormously satisfying emotions.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2007
[Director] Bier has lots [of] surprises up her sleeve to keep After the Wedding humming for two solid hours.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2007
The characters may suffer once the bride walks down the aisle, but [director] Bier, [writer] Jensen and their first-rate cast work together like a match made in heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2007
After the Wedding is a modern creation with a classic theme involving haves and have-nots, bloodlines and family ties.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 29, 2007
It's that paradoxical melodrama that point-blank refuses to acknowledge that it's being melodramatic, conveying its scenario with enough intensity, psychological acuity and forceful acting to ignore labels and flat-out overpower audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2007
Evidently, this bloated piece of Oscar-nominated nonsense was a big hit in Denmark, which makes me think there's a glittering future in that otherwise discriminating country for several seasons of Days of Our Lives.
March 29, 2007
Crisply written and acted soap opera from Susanne Bier, but vague in its intentions.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 29, 2007
What feels at first like a quiet, straightforward picture builds into one of the richest and most satisfying of the year so far, in any genre or any language.
March 29, 2007
Thanks to a tight script, sharp direction and excellent actors, new film by Danish helmer Susanne Bier manages to be both emotional and engaging.
March 28, 2007
Talented filmmaker Susanne Bier, armed with an outstanding compositional sense, keeps control over the storms of melodrama that swirl in this rich weepie.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 8, 2007
After the Wedding ends up feeling far weightier than it first appears, with its plot contrivances and unlikely coincidences generating such a messy range of emotions, they end up feeling a lot like real life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 8, 2007
At heart, Bier is an actor's director, and it's the uniformly fine performances she engenders from her cast that make 'After the Wedding' as satisfying as it is.
September 23, 2006
At two hours, After the Wedding stretches out family flux too thinly and waits too long to reveal the final, devastating secret that we already know.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 13, 2006
A filmmaker who excels in peeling back those delicate layers of human frailty, Denmark's Susanne Bier returns to Toronto, which premiered her previous two films, with another powerful family portrait.