After the Wedding Reviews

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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.
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 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 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.
October 31, 2019
Something about the story feels patly subservient, as if the film had no urgent issue to address but some good actors available to emote on cue.
October 31, 2019
The mystery has been dialled down, the treacle dialled up, and what we are left with is basically Eat Pray Love 2.
October 29, 2019
A limp and forgettable narrative gives us little to hold on to.
October 23, 2019
When a story earns it, most of us are happy to give up some tears; this one only thinks it does. That kills emotion, offering a facsimile of drama rather than the real thing.
October 22, 2019
The film can't quite shake off its theatricality. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 20, 2019
After the Wedding renounces the moral intensity to lean towards a predictable melodrama. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 12, 2019
2019's After the Wedding wants nothing more than to be a tearjerker, but the emotions run cold and the twists are all for show, with little substance. It's best to send your regrets.
October 11, 2019
Because of the lack of nuance and the lack of background story, the movie never goes anywhere. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 11, 2019
The script loses control... and [Bart] Freundlich decides to lead his actors toward a tearjerker. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 10, 2019
Becomes a... succession of those emotional clips that the Academy uses to exhibit its Oscar nominees. [Full review in Spanish]
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