The Wedding Gift (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wedding Gift (1994)




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This British drama was originally created for British television but was later released in the U.S. It is based on a true story and chronicles the struggles of Deric and Diana Longden, a happily married couple who try to cope with Diana's inexplicable degenerative disease which causes occasional paralysis of her extremities and periodic blackouts. The doctors have no clue as to what ails her. Their love sustains them, but finally Diana comes to grips with the fact that the illness may prove fatal. She decides that before she goes, they should find Deric a replacement. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Drama , Romance
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Julie Walters
as Diana Longden
Jim Broadbent
as Deric Longden
Andrew Lancel
as Nick Longden
Anastasia Mulrooney
as Sally Longden
Thora Hird
as Deric's Mother
Sian Thomas
as Aileen Armitage
Martin Wenner
as Young Doctor
Ann Rye
as Joan
Moya Brady
as Sheila
Andy Rashleigh
as Chemist
Paul Codman
as Workman
Joanna McCallum
as Doctor Roper
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Critic Reviews for The Wedding Gift

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Vivdly shows how important the idea of reciprocity is to those who find themselves dependent upon others.

Full Review… | July 18, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Wedding Gift

One of the finest films I've seen. A moving and, at times, heartbreaking journey into the hearts of a loving couple. The true meaning of devotion and sacrifice are explored as well as an unflinching look at pain and illness. Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent are outstanding.

Carlos Fonseca
Carlos Fonseca

Julie Walters handles a difficult role with great professionalism and she doesn't over do it with her acting. She makes the film worth watching. It's a good story, tastefully done. Well directed. Jim Broadbent is also very good.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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