After the Wedding Reviews

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January 22, 2020
The gender flip turns After the Wedding into a decent feminist statement, albeit one without the edge of the original.
January 20, 2020
[It] doesn't fully trust its own story and tries to dress it up with an air of ominous mystery that winds up undercutting the drama rather than adding to it.
January 10, 2020
See it. After the Wedding deals well with the complicated nature of regret in the adult world.
December 13, 2019
These two ferociously talented women are just too good to miss at any time and together they are a powerhouse. There's a lovely restraint here...
December 11, 2019
After the Wedding is one of those thoroughly inessential yet subtle and well-crafted films made for grown-ups who like sitting back and watching the inner turmoil of other grown-ups.
December 2, 2019
File under decent, but disappointing and start seeking out the excellent Danish original.
November 15, 2019
The film's top-notch cast are let down badly enough by the clunking screenplay, but they are entirely defeated by the ethical vacuum at its core.
November 12, 2019
The polished version of Susanne Bier's 2006 film resolves itself too easily but the performances by Williams and Moore shouldn't be missed.
November 11, 2019
As heavy-handed as the production and costume design are, the moments when Moore and Williams share the screen hint at a powerful tale of mothers, daughters and love that this film, sadly, can't quite reach.
November 10, 2019
It feels like all these characters are tiptoeing around certain subject matters for the purpose of prolonging the narrative. Why are they so afraid of asking obvious questions?
November 7, 2019
With what started out as a simple transaction, After the Wedding becomes a confusing melodrama and the need to drag out this complex love triangle almost nullifies any emotionality it creates.
November 5, 2019
A film that doesn't know which story it wants to tell.
November 3, 2019
Even Dynasty wouldn't have attempted the sort of daft plot twists on show here.
November 3, 2019
I'll give no more away here, save to add that just when you think you've been dealt as many improbable twists as any single melodrama can decently produce, along comes another whopper.
November 3, 2019
The Sad Rich White People Movie is one of my favourite genres, and indeed the white people in this English-language remake of Danish film-maker's Susanne Bier's 2006 tearjerker are very sad and very rich.
November 1, 2019
Director and writer Bart Freundlich lets the story breathe, trusting the actors to do the emotional heavy lifting.
November 1, 2019
I wanted to be swept along by the heft of it, and there are moments it could have happened, but in the end it was merely a waft.
November 1, 2019
For all of After the Wedding's narrative twists and turns, there's nothing here that feels close to earth-shaking.
November 1, 2019
By the time THE tearjerking moment creaks around we refused to cry from sheer spite.
November 1, 2019
Williams inhabits the role with great skill and the film is almost worth seeing just for her master class in quietly-simmering anxiety.
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