Helena From The Wedding (2010)



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In this nuanced and comedic portrait of marriage, newlyweds Alex (Lee Tergesen) and Alice (Melanie Lynskey) host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at their remote cabin in the mountains. However, when Alice's friend brings along a surprise guest-the very young and beautiful Helena (Gillian Jacobs)-the group's facades begin to crumble. -- (C) Film Movement
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Critic Reviews for Helena From The Wedding

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

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.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

November 12, 2010
New York Times
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None of its characters is especially interesting.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
New York Post
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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.

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review… | September 6, 2010
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...distractingly low-rent...

Full Review… | March 4, 2011
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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.

Les Phagan
Les Phagan

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...

Angela Kitchen
Angela Kitchen

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.

Michael Novick
Michael Novick

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