Cheerful Weather For The Wedding Reviews

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August 6, 2019
It's as politely dull as the generically benign phrase of its title.
May 11, 2017
The movie builds with a tragic eloquence that's haunting while at the same time delivering a justifiably tear-filled coda that had me smiling in hopeful exuberance.
July 10, 2013
The film may help Downton Abbey fanatics looking to kill a little time in that era but holds little cinematic appeal for the rest of us.
April 29, 2013
..this costume drama set in the lull between World Wars is drawn from Julia Strachey's 1932 novella (apparently much-loved by Virginia Woolf) and proves to be almost impossibly English.
April 23, 2013
With the critical narrative information delayed until the film's final moments, it's a waiting game for the audience, not unpleasurably spent watching the gorgeous costumes and eccentric behaviour of the family and friends of an anxious bride.
April 20, 2013
If you're seriously white-knuckling for a dose of English Period Countryside Romanticism while waiting for Downton's next season to roll, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding will be like methadone: it's not going to satisfy you, but it may relieve your itch.
January 22, 2013
January 8, 2013
The film builds up to something that never comes.
January 2, 2013
Period drama has simmering conflict, lacks resolution.
December 17, 2012
There's more to period drama than nice frocks and acerbic asides.
December 14, 2012
A languid film that fizzles from the start.
December 14, 2012
A very mannered but deadly dull period piece drama of partially upended, stuffy social customs, and a ruinous vehicle for the incandescence of Felicity Jones.
December 14, 2012
Rice does a fine job of juggling so many characters and moving smoothly among flashbacks without losing sight of the main story.
December 13, 2012
What it doesn't have is drama or wisdom or comedy or heat, something to temper the banalities.
December 7, 2012
Something happened, you see, and someone or other felt something about it. Why that should matter, why we should care, is lost in a string of bons mots, sidelong glances and frocks.
December 6, 2012
Not to say it isn't an enjoyable diversion. Just that it's also a superficial one.
December 6, 2012
The glossy appearance and trappings may evoke standard Anglophile nostalgia, but below the veneer is a cynical portrait of bored, shallow Britons halfheartedly going through the motions of a celebration.
December 6, 2012
The dominance of the madcap side of the film's split personality lays an airy veneer over Dolly and Joseph's woes, making them seem inconsequential - as unsubstantial as an observation about wedding-day weather.
December 6, 2012
The Donald Rice film suffers most from an excessively blunt approach.
December 6, 2012
Strictly recommended for the besotted Anglophile set who revel in watching endless versions of the privileged set enjoying their privileges.
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