Polish Wedding
Polish Wedding (1998)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 17, 1998
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An awkward mix of drama and comedy lacks any genuine emotion.

Tom Keogh

Polish Wedding is a confident, light drama.

Greg Muskewitz

And you wondered why they have so many Polish jokes? Here's one.

Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

Polish Wedding an embarrassment to all concerned!

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A nearly laugh-free comedy!

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

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Barry Johnson

Polish Wedding often steams, but that just blurs the vision.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Too many scenes float above reality!

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Theresa Connelly
Austin Chronicle

Mixes drama and comedy into an uneasy blend that muddles the honesty of each perspective and leaves behind a messy taste.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It didn't work for me, I got no warm and fuzzy feeling for this working-class family.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Pretty well done. Loved Danes vulnerability throughout film.
Mark Abell
Polish Wedding is a largely forgettable movie about a free spirited girl, Hala (Claire Danes), and her earthy, sensual mom, Jadzia (Lena Olin) and sad sack… More
Sunil Jawahir
Cute. Lena Olin and Claire Danes are very good in this.