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Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)

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A young woman frets upstairs in her family's country manor on her wedding day, fearful she's about to marry the wrong man. Downstairs, her fiancé and her former lover grow increasingly anxious.

Director:

Donald Rice

Writers:

Mary Henely-Magill (screenplay), Donald Rice | 1 more credit »

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Stars: Geraldine Somerville, Elizabeth McGovern, Janet McTeer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth McGovern ... Mrs Thatcham
Eva Traynor Eva Traynor ... Annie
Paola Dionisotti ... Mrs Whitstable
Sophie Stanton ... Millman
Felicity Jones ... Dolly
Elizabeth Webster ... Betty
Kenneth Collard ... Whitstable (as Ken Collard)
Ellie Kendrick ... Kitty
Zoë Tapper ... Evelyn
Luke Treadaway ... Joseph
Ben Greaves-Neal Ben Greaves-Neal ... Jimmy (as Benjamin Greaves-Neal)
Luke Ward-Wilkinson Luke Ward-Wilkinson ... Robert
Olly Alexander ... Tom
Joanna Hole Joanna Hole ... Miss Spoon (as Jo Hole)
John Standing ... Horace Spigott
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Storyline

The last summer, shown in major flashbacks, dashing archaeologist Joseph (Luke Treadaway) has brilliantly flirted with upper middle-class girl Dolly Thatcham (Felicity Jones), delighting her cute naughty kid brother Jimmy (Ben Greaves-Neal) and even her headless younger sister Annie (Eva Traynor), yet antagonized their mother, stuck-up widow Mrs. Thatcham (Elizabeth McGovern). When bashful Dolly refused to accompany Joseph on a Greek excavation due to his commitment problems, she was afterwards sent on an Albanian holiday, met stuffy diplomat Owen (James Norton) and got engaged. At the wedding day, Dolly hesitated whether she was giving up on her best chance for happiness, and Joseph turned up, but the party guests and obligations kept getting in the way of actually talking it through. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material involving sensuality, and for smoking and brief language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

16 August 2012 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Dia Perfeito Para Casar See more »

Filming Locations:

Somerset, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$727, 9 December 2012

Gross USA:

$2,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,922
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Webster, Ellie Kendrick, and Mackenzie Crook appeared on Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

Quotes

Miss Spoon: How old are you, Jimmy?
Jimmy: Eight and a half. How old are you?
Miss Spoon: A little over twenty-one.
Jimmy: No, you're not. You're an old woman.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits play over a close up of an old fashioned printing press in action, which eventually produces the invitations to the wedding which is the subject and the setting of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

Mairi's Wedding
Traditional
By John Roderick Bannerman
[played on bagpipes]
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Failed Downton Abbey Script
5 June 2013 | by stills-6See all my reviews

Because of the presence of Elizabeth McGovern and other similar traits of an early 20th century English estate family, this movie felt like a failed script for the TV program Downton Abbey. There was no particular compelling reason for this story to be greenlit in the manner it was produced except to take advantage of this similarity.

It's nice to see the subtle anti-romance character traits of the two leads play out over the narrative, but it's more curiously interesting than it is intensely interesting. The sophomoric foreshadowing and symbolism feel extremely contrived and almost insulting. The scenes that should be amusing are not amusing. The cleverish storytelling isn't clever enough to make you want to care about anyone or what happens to them. And the big reveal isn't at all revelatory, but serves more as a device to unlock the grand mystery of why these people behave the way they do. Sad to say, the mystery isn't all that grand and the viewer is left with the bad taste of being inexpertly manipulated.


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