Helena From The Wedding
Helena From The Wedding (2010)

In this nuanced and comedic portrait of marriage, newlyweds Alex (Lee Tergesen) and Alice (Melanie Lynskey) host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at their remote cabin in the mountains. However, when Alice's friend… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 8, 2011
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Jon Frosch
Hollywood Reporter

Helena From the Wedding is written, directed, and played with such verve and deep, unshowy feeling that its insights on these tried-and-true themes come through with rare and startling clarity.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

The group is frequently drunk, but writer-director Joseph Infantolino's handling is lucid, a necessity to keep up the sense of vague dread and walking-on-eggshell egos.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

The picture ultimately doesn't end up anywhere, but moments are accounted for nicely, creating a warm bath of razors for those who prefer their onscreen relationships to be as hesitant as possible.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Among its achievements is the kind of comfortable, shaded acting we expect from seasoned professionals and a script (by the director, Joseph Infantolino) that almost scarily captures the cadences of whining white privilege.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

This is the kind of single-location indie talkfest that could translate to the stage without much tweaking. But pacing is brisk, and perfs and writing sharp enough to engage throughout.

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Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

The cast handles the material adequately enough, but writer/director Joseph Infantolino doesn't provide them with anything they (and we) haven't seen played out before.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

None of its characters is especially interesting.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...distractingly low-rent...

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

Marriage is hell. Matrimony is rife with mistrust, misdeeds, and misconceptions. But you know what's worse? Being single. We get it.

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