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Polish Wedding (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 July 1998 (USA)
The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a ... See full summary »

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The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is having an affair with neighbour cop Russell and becomes pregnant by him. Russell is pressed hard to marry Hala. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the further you stray, the closer you are to home.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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$92,055 (USA) (17 July 1998)

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$563,143 (USA) (14 August 1998)
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First screen appearance by 'Veronica Mars' star Kristen Bell, as an uncredited teen neighbor. See more »

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Several times Russell is pictured in full police uniform, but is not wearing his gun or utility belt. See more »

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Russell: It's true what they say about you Pollack girls. All they have to do is blow in their ear. But with you, all I had to do was look at you.
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Ordinary Characters, Extraordinary Film
21 April 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

The thing that made this movie most compelling for me was the fact that it showed what work the characters do. With most Hollywood movies it appears that everyone is either independently wealthy or a FBI/NSA/CIA agent. With Polish Wedding, you went to work with the characters, and it wasn't glamourous at all, but it was real.

I'm surprised from all the comments on the lack of plot. It was a slice of life. Does your life have a plot? Mine either. That was another reason I really enjoyed the film. It was like living with another family for a short time and seeing how they live.

It was quirky and serious, tender and harsh and quite credible acting all around--save for Clare Danes. Her range seems quite limited.

I'm not Polish, nor Catholic (I'm an atheist), but I did think the things that happened in the movie made sense. I've read other comments that it's not how their Polish family was. Oh well, I don't think my family was exactly like any other family in the world either.

Don't watch this if you're expecting edge-of-your seat drama, steamy sex and car chases. But if you're in the mood for an intimate and fun look at a working class family, then this is one for you. I rank it nearly as good as The Sweet Hereafter for its realism.

My rating: 7


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