After the Wedding

Critics Consensus

After the Wedding benefits from solid casting and strong source material, yet proves stubbornly resistant to spark to emotional life.

43%

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Total Count: 113

78%

Audience Score

Verified Ratings: 184
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Isabel (Michelle Williams) has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa (Julianne Moore) is the multimillionaire head of a media company who lives with her artist husband (Billy Crudup) and their twin boys in New York. When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor--Theresa--in person.

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All Critics (113) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (64)

  • Character judgments aside, "After the Wedding" wants emotional fireworks but comes up with duds.

    Aug 30, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • After the Wedding doesn't so much as skip among its four main characters as arc and gyrate and generate emotional torque. It's intense - you break a sweat just keeping up.

    Aug 29, 2019 | Full Review…
  • ...the movie's biggest issue blooms from its core: it doesn't seem to know what kind of movie it wants to be. Did its makers envision a worldly, sweeping, somewhat political drama?

    Aug 23, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • For a supposed tearjerker, this film is so tone-deaf my guess is there won't be a wet eye in the house.

    Aug 23, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A beautifully acted drama with a tantalizing mystery at its center.

    Aug 21, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
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  • Is "After the Wedding" a great movie? No, not especially. Are these two women treasures of cinema? Absolutely.

    Aug 21, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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