Helena From The Wedding (2010)
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Critic Reviews for Helena From The Wedding
Helena From the Wedding is written, directed, and played with such verve and deep, unshowy feeling that its insights on these tried-and-true themes come through with rare and startling clarity.
Among its achievements is the kind of comfortable, shaded acting we expect from seasoned professionals and a script (by the director, Joseph Infantolino) that almost scarily captures the cadences of whining white privilege.
The group is frequently drunk, but writer-director Joseph Infantolino's handling is lucid, a necessity to keep up the sense of vague dread and walking-on-eggshell egos.
This is the kind of single-location indie talkfest that could translate to the stage without much tweaking. But pacing is brisk, and perfs and writing sharp enough to engage throughout.
Audience Reviews for Helena From The Wedding
Not much of a plot, but in the end, it made me feel good. Relationships are not always what they appear.
I wanted my artsy fartsy intellect to really "like" this movie... But I didn't... Perhaps I just wasn't deep enough... i found it bland and overly depressing... I did not care about any of the characters except for maybe Alice...
It's not a new formula, but it's one that works. It's really nice to see Melanie Lynskey given something substantial to do. And Lee Tergesen plays the role of a ticking time bomb perfectly. And any movie with Jessica Hecht is good. She makes everything better than it is. Horrible title, though. I can't imagine how or why they used it.
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