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½ July 8, 2017
Before a Review, isn't it amazing how much ZoŽ Tapper, "Evelyn," resembles the ascendant Claire Foy ("The Queen")? They easily could play sisters. She seems a fine actress, too, a budget model with the same visage.

This ensemble of mildly eccentric characters puts on a show that isn't as bad as the critics say, but the story still never quite gels, its own premise torpedoed in the library scene near the end - how she long ago stopped loving him & he never would've married her. Yet this is a story about what-might-have-been told in screen tinted golden flashback recollections of what's presented as an abiding & destined first love. Here's an uber attractive cast doing a good job in a story going mostly nowhere.

But this is a girly-girly chick-flick and is mercifully cut to 90-mins, or so. All the elements for a passionate story are here but an engaging arousal never really rises. Oh ... and why doesn't someone grab that obnoxious kid by the belt who's lighting firecrackers all over the house and creating an annoyance ... even in the movie?
March 23, 2016
Humorous with biting drama.
March 19, 2016
Thoroughly funny whilst boasting an emotional and tense script that will leave the viewer wanting more.
½ March 19, 2016
An artistic film, which was beautifully acted and full of humour.
October 1, 2014
The story had potential that the film never fulfilled.
March 18, 2014
Poor Luke Ward-Wilkinson was completely wasted in this movie; he deserves so much better.
January 27, 2014
There are moments of true comedy in this film but overall I felt the story was under developed and lacked the depth needed to be credible.
December 21, 2013
Not as enjoyable as what I had hoped it would be. The character of Dolly was quite unlikeable to be honest. Joseph I did like.
½ August 24, 2013
Don't tell me it hasn't been inspired by "Downton Abbey".
August 5, 2013
Lovely British film. Family dynamics at their craziest!
July 14, 2013
I am going to pass on this one.
May 24, 2013
Portrayal of the dynamics in a British family in the thirties during a wedding, but the characters are too flat to make you care for them.
May 18, 2013
Moral degeneration well-exemplified
Super Reviewer
½ May 13, 2013
Despite it's shortcomings, the chemistry is so strong between Felicity Jones and Luke Treadaway, that even though they spend a majority of the film apart, the connection between them carries the film. Felicity is gorgeous as always, performing in such a lyrical beauty that radiates through her lack of dialogue. She is the star and even though most of her actions are mirrored off of the rest of her family, she still shines. Treadaway also mostly uses his expressions to portray his character and the highlight of the film is a moment where he kindly dances with Jones' younger sister, gazing at Felicity the entire time. No words are spoken, but the emotion is strong. Apart from these performances, "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" is an average dramatic comedy, with a dry, British humor and a lack of ingenuity. Had the director pushed nuanced feel, the film could have been so much more impacting. Instead it relies too heavily on its bright cast and too list on its substance and direction.
½ April 30, 2013
Between a critic comedy and a romantic drama "Cheerful Weather For The Wedding" is somewhat stuck, not knowing what course to follow, time unhappy mood, time for a protagonist couple to have as little charismatic.
April 18, 2013
Rice does a fine job of juggling so many characters and moving smoothly among flashbacks without losing sight of the main story.
½ April 17, 2013
Good acting but everything already seen...
April 14, 2013
Perfect mood and colors. Beautifully done for a setting that doesn't change much and a character that doesn't inspire much sympathy or feeling of depth. Just beautiful. Amazing concept.
½ April 1, 2013
i like their dialogue. The pace is slow.
½ January 30, 2013
Sneak preview, weggelopen. Wat ongelofelijk saai en oninteressant allemaal. En what's with crossing the axis all the time?
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