Cheerful Weather For The Wedding Reviews

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.
January 8, 2013
The film builds up to something that never comes.
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 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
Without a source as rich as Jane Austen to draw on, Cheerful Weather feels incomplete, caroming off previous stories without forging its own way.
December 4, 2012
The costumes are gorgeous, and the settings are plush, but the acting is merely serviceable, and the film lacks either the wit or the energy of its predecessors.
December 4, 2012
A complex, melancholic farce.
November 30, 2012
A costumer that's well named for being pleasant and conventional but little more.
April 24, 2012
Finely crafted English period piece works best for those who like their love stories romantically doomed.
April 24, 2012
'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding' is filled with pretty people, gorgeous costumes, swoony writing, and frisky playing. There's an awful lot in it to embrace.