Cheerful Weather For The Wedding
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film builds up to something that never comes."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"Not to say it isn't an enjoyable diversion. Just that it's also a superficial one."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The film may help Downton Abbey fanatics looking to kill a little time in that era but holds little cinematic appeal for the rest of us."
‑ Cory Everett, The Playlist
"If you're seriously white-knuckling for a dose of English Period Countryside Romanticism while waiting for Downton's next season to roll, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding will be like methadone: it's not going to satisfy you, but it may relieve your itch."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"A languid film that fizzles from the start."
‑ Christine N. Ziemba, Paste Magazine
"Rice does a fine job of juggling so many characters and moving smoothly among flashbacks without losing sight of the main story."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"The glossy appearance and trappings may evoke standard Anglophile nostalgia, but below the veneer is a cynical portrait of bored, shallow Britons halfheartedly going through the motions of a celebration."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"..this costume drama set in the lull between World Wars is drawn from Julia Strachey's 1932 novella (apparently much-loved by Virginia Woolf) and proves to be almost impossibly English."
‑ David 'Mad Dog' Bradley, Rip It Up
"Period drama has simmering conflict, lacks resolution."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"A very mannered but deadly dull period piece drama of partially upended, stuffy social customs, and a ruinous vehicle for the incandescence of Felicity Jones."
‑ Brent Simon,
"What it doesn't have is drama or wisdom or comedy or heat, something to temper the banalities."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"The dominance of the madcap side of the film's split personality lays an airy veneer over Dolly and Joseph's woes, making them seem inconsequential - as unsubstantial as an observation about wedding-day weather."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"With the critical narrative information delayed until the film's final moments, it's a waiting game for the audience, not unpleasurably spent watching the gorgeous costumes and eccentric behaviour of the family and friends of an anxious bride."
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"There's more to period drama than nice frocks and acerbic asides."
‑ Simon Kinnear, Total Film
"Something happened, you see, and someone or other felt something about it. Why that should matter, why we should care, is lost in a string of bons mots, sidelong glances and frocks."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
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