Jenny's Wedding Reviews

May 2, 2019
A film that isn't afraid of making its plot realistic and sympathetic, it thankfully shies away from having stereotypical characters. A strong drama that you won't be disappointed in seeing.
August 14, 2018
Jenny's Wedding is heartfelt and sincere in its execution.
May 17, 2016
Writer-director Mary Agnes Donoghue's heart is clearly in the right place... but Jenny's relationship with Kitty is so thinly sketched that it's the stumbling emotional journeys taken by the other members of her family that prove more engaging.
August 5, 2015
Donoghue has made a warm, enjoyable picture, thankfully refusing to dress her work up in politics and condemnation, prioritizing the human factor.
August 3, 2015
...a tonally deaf film to the times, a film about a group of largely insufferable characters who we're forced to deal with for 90 minutes.
July 30, 2015
In the moments where she finally becomes angry, Heigl's pugnacious qualities serve her well; her rage is pure, cleansing and righteous in defense of her life.
July 30, 2015
One of the many irritants in this trite, well-intentioned lecture on tolerance: The audience is always several moves ahead of the script.
July 30, 2015
If there's any conceivable downside to the legalization of gay marriage, it's movies like Jenny's Wedding.
July 30, 2015
As a movie it is a complete misfire. The story, performances and editing choices range from predictable to risible.
July 30, 2015
This is a movie displaced in time. And it's barely a movie. It's more like a dusty, faded old pamphlet: "So your daughter's decided to get gay-married..."
July 29, 2015
It all feels outdated, simplistic and insulting to both the characters and the audience.
July 28, 2015
Harps on the retrograde ideas that women should all aspire to be married, and happiness is a permanent state of being that the virtuous can achieve.
July 27, 2015
Tolerance in the film doesn't so much suggest a recognizably real epiphany as it does a moving Hallmark card.
July 13, 2015
"Jenny's Wedding" isn't ill-intentioned or actively bad; it's just a little too familiar, a little too safe and a little too satisfied with itself.
July 13, 2015
Plays like a series of hand-holding growth exercises for closed-minded conservatives, and relies too heavily on its tying-the-knot finale for both dramatic momentum and emotional closure.
July 12, 2015
There's a fine, fierce film somewhere in Jenny's Wedding, trying to claw its way out from under all the clichés, speechifying and sappy pop music.