Polish Wedding
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Theresa Connelly makes her directorial debut with her own screenplay, a semi-autobiographical romantic comedy-drama, set in working-class Detroit, about a large Polish-American family run by matriarch Jadzia Pzoniak (Lena Olin). Her four boys obey her, but adolescent Hala (Claire Danes) is rebellious and independent. Although happily married to bakery worker Bolek (Gabriel Byrne), Jadzia engages in an almost-open affair with Roman (Rade Serbedzija). Hala sneaks off for late-night trysts with her handsome neighbor Russell Schuster (Adam Trese), resulting in her pregnancy. After her parents… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Polish Wedding is a confident, light drama."
‑ Tom Keogh, Film.com
"And you wondered why they have so many Polish jokes? Here's one."
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
"Polish Wedding an embarrassment to all concerned!"
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"Doomed at its most basic elements."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A disjointed but funny look at a fictitious, blue collar, Polish American family, Polish Wedding manages to be enjoyable due to its winning cast and charmingly buoyant aura that permeates the film."
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
"A nearly laugh-free comedy!"
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Although the film lacks the charm of the ethnic gem Moonstruck, it does justice in its own idiosyncratic way to the unpredictable course of love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Polish Wedding often steams, but that just blurs the vision."
‑ Barry Johnson, Oregonian
"Polish Wedding fails to engage us!"
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Writer/director Theresa Connelly gets it right her first time out. She's helped by a good visual sense, a wonderful score, and strong writing that highlights her obvious love for her characters."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Too many scenes float above reality!"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Mixes drama and comedy into an uneasy blend that muddles the honesty of each perspective and leaves behind a messy taste."
‑ Theresa Connelly, Austin Chronicle
"It didn't work for me, I got no warm and fuzzy feeling for this working-class family."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
‑ Michelle Santilli, Boxoffice Magazine
"Polish Wedding captures family's highs and lows."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
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