Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING

Review: A British period drama set in the 1930s. On her wedding day a young woman frets upstairs, fearful she is about to marry the wrong man especially once her former lover makes an appearance.
Director: Donald Rice
Actors: Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth McGovern, Paola Dionisotti, Sophie Stanton, Elizabeth Webster, Kenneth Collard, Ellie Kendrick, Zoe Tapper, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Olly Alexander, John Standing, Fenella Woolgar, Mackenzie Crook, Julian Wadham, James Norton, Barbara Flynn, Oliver Gilbert, Melanie Gray, Edward Saxby and Jim Conway
Year: 2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 2/5
Based on a 1932 novella from Julia Strachey. A very low budget film. Watching this felt very much like a stage play. I felt that the one person holding the whole film together was Elizabeth McGovern. Although it did feel like she had walked of the set of Downton Abbey (2010-2015) straight into this. They did well to get Felicity Jones and James Norton to agree to take parts in this film. All the way through this film I was waiting for the big build up and for it to get going but that moment never arrives. There wasn’t enough substance for this film to keep going at 1h 29minutes. It was too long drawn out. Throughout the movie, Joseph (Luke Treadaway) is frequently asked questions about identical twins etc. Luke is the identical twin of Harry Treadaway, who is also an actor, in real-life. 

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