After the Wedding

After the Wedding

After the Wedding

Michelle Williams is an orphanage manager who travels to New York to meet a benefactor (Julianne Moore) in this drama based on the 2008 Danish film.

"Isabel (Williams) has dedicated her life to working with the children in an orphanage in Calcutta. Theresa (Moore) is the multimillionaire head of a media company who lives with her handsome artist husband (Billy Crudup) and their two adorable twin boys in New York. When word comes to Isabel of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially struggling orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor — Theresa — in person. And when Isabel is spontaneously invited to Theresa’s daughter’s wedding, Isabel discovers a connection to Theresa that takes her on an unexpected journey into her own past." (Sundance Film Festival)

2019Rating: M, Offensive language110 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent

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After the Wedding / Reviews

Newshub

Newshub

These two ferociously talented women are just too good to miss at any time and together they are a powerhouse. There's a lovely restraint here and those of you familiar with the original will, I'm sure, welcome the flip from male to female protagonists.

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Stuff

Stuff

File under decent, but disappointing and start seeking out the excellent Danish original.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

She [Moore] is simply superb, and while the film doesn’t reach her levels of excellence (pacing issues hurt, and some of the plot twists smack a little too hard), it gets close enough, bravely exploring the big issues of family, responsibility, class division, white privilege, and mortality.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A supreme example of classed-up mediocrity, "After the Wedding," a pointless remake of Susanne Bier's 2007 melodrama of the same name, offers little that's new and a lot that's predictable, even to first-time viewers.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Writer-director Bart Freundlich's American remake of Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's Oscar-nominated 2006 family drama is curiously bloodless, despite the enticing tweak of gender-reversing the primary roles.

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Variety

Variety

After a point, the twists come so steadily that I actually found myself holding my breath for long stretches - despite the fact that I know the original well - eager to see how key revelations would play out within this new dynamic.

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Time Out

Time Out

We're waiting for this pressure cooker of a scenario to go nuclear and spill gunk all over the pretty, expensive stuff. It never quite happens and, for all the actors' impeccable restraint, something is missing.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It would be difficult to invest in if not for its two main stars who work hard to elevate the overly engineered plot, filling in the emotional gaps left by the haphazard script.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

For a film punctuated with emotion... After the Wedding sadly doesn't provoke much within the viewer.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Freundlich's American remake of the Bier film flips the gender of the main characters, yielding predictably strong performances from Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams but otherwise removing the teeth...

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