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: November 12, 2010
DVD 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

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.

Dennis Harvey

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.

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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