The Wedding Reviews

December 19, 2018
This could've, more should've, been a darling of a film in a climate willingly to welcome it with open arms. But, this dreamlike love story plays out more like a forgettable daydream.
December 18, 2018
The film's lack of originality goes beyond its title as it tediously imitates fixed-camera observational indie dramas while privileging dialogue that plays like uninspired improvisation.
December 14, 2018
Refreshingly nuanced, understated and unHollywood with exquisite cinematography and set design, but it ultimately leaves you cold and underwhelmed.
December 12, 2018
The Wedding is rooted in potentially rich ingredients, but Abbas shoots it in such a flat, minor-key register that most of the dramatic energy dissipates.
December 7, 2018
Films like "The Wedding," written and directed by Sam Abbas, often get overlooked because they are made on a shoestring with an unknown cast. But this auspicious feature debut by the Egyptian-American Abbas demands attention. It's a gem.