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I did not like this film and i do not think it is worth seeing in the theaters. I found the film to be dull and completely empty, there was no tension, no meaning and no drama whatsoever. It is a very superficial film with beautiful costumes and lavish backgrounds but that is all, the film has nothing to say and I was bored out of my mind during it. The acting was also quite mediocre and it seemed that the actors did not really care too much about this project. I had high hopes for this film because I love period dramas and I thought with such a great cast the film should be great, unfortunately it was not.
This is a comedy/drama about how a woman’s life and future is thrown into chaos when her former lover shows up on her wedding day. I did not like this film and I do not think it is worth seeing in the theaters. The film was very superficial and it felt forced. It is beautiful visually and the costumes are amazing but the acting is weak and the film has no wit and no energy, I was really bored for the most of it. The film is basically about privileged people enjoying being privileged and nothing more or less. Overall, the film is not worth your time or money.
Well, ladies, this one is definitely not for you and your boyfriend or husband to see together. At least mine definitely was bored all the way through...I think he was just hoping to see a trailer for "The Hobbit" the whole time- ha! This is a sensitive love story about a girl who is about to marry a stand up guy and is all ready for her wedding. It is set, in fact, on the very day of her wedding. What happens on that special day? Her former lover, who was the real love of her life, shows up to tell her that he is still in love with her. I know: BA BA BA BUM!!! Drama all the way, and not the kind you think because the past love story of the two main characters is not what you think it is. For most of the movie, they are shown in flashbacks instead of on the day of the wedding so you have to guess at what the tension of the day is. I recommend going with your girlfriends or your gay guy friends. My boyfriend was agitated, lol!
I just *loved* this movie and everything about it! There was nothing in this movie that was overdone or melodramatic. It all had a very realistic and natural feel to it, in that perfectly understated way that only British dramas seem to get right. The movie is supposed to be based on a novel from the 1920s that I have never read, but it's slightly similar to the famous novels about single English women like "Sense & Sensibility", "Emma", and "Pride & Prejudice". I love the way the story is set up so that you really don't know exactly what happened between the main characters. Their love story is not conventional but you can definitely see it happening in real life, which I found to be the most relatable part of the story. I also love the cast - every performance is sublime and pitch perfect, just as you would hope it would be in a love triangle set in an English garden. An absolute must-see for lovers of romantic stories.
If the critical and popular acclaim for Downton Abbey has proven anything, it’s that the British period piece will never, ever go out of vogue. Other cinematic and entertainment trends will come and go: super hero movies, fantasies about wizards and witches, and even 3D: all of these things will come to an end before they get started up again. But the British period drama and romance are always in style, and every year proves this meme over and over again. Better yet, they don’t have to star Keira Knightley (no knock on her, as she is a fine actress), as these films reveal the long tradition of fine English actors.
The curious title Cheerful Weather for the Wedding turns out to be more of a sentiment than a meteorological observation: Dolly (Felicity Jones) awakens on her wedding day thinking all is going to plan. Her fiance Owen (James Norton) is the picture of steadfast and well-bred English manhood. Something, however, doesn’t seem to be sitting well with Dolly . . . and lo, that something is revealed as Joseph (Luke Treadaway), a young man with an old heart with whom she shared the romance of her life the previous summer before he was shipped off to be a grown-up for all the wrong reasons.
Old flames showing up at weddings is not new hat, especially for Hollywood. Lately, they’ve take this tired theme and made it so we now have comedies about old lovers plotting to destroy wedding parties or undo unions. Joseph, however, is no such cad. He is anxious but willing to wait for Dolly. What she will say to him when the finally come face to face is what gives the movie its only sense of tension. There is a lot of pleasant small talk and harmless flirting, but the movie plays well because the cast is in fine form and the setting (a charming English garden with just enough sunlit dew for a Spring afternoon) is ripe with romantic possibility.
There’s a lot to be said for staging, and this adaptation of Julia Strachey’s 1932 novel gets it absolutely right in every frame.
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