Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  16 August 2012 (New Zealand)
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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, both her fiancé and her former lover grow increasingly anxious.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Traynor ...
Paola Dionisotti ...
Mrs. Whitstable
Sophie Stanton ...
Whitstable (as Ken Collard)
Jimmy (as Benjamin Greaves-Neal)
Luke Ward-Wilkinson ...
Miss Spoon (as Jo Hole)
Horace Spigott


The last summer, shown in major flashbacks, dashing archaeologist Joseph has brilliantly flirted with upper middle-class girl Annie Thatcham, delighting her cute naughty kid brother Jimmy and even her headless sister Dolly, yet antagonized their mother, stuck-up widow Thatcham. When Annie bluntly refused to accompany him on a Greek excavation, she was sent on Albanian holiday, met stuffy diplomat Owen and got engaged. At the wedding day, the sisters realize she's giving up on her best chance for happiness, and Joseph turns up, but the party guests and obligations keep getting in the way of actually talking it trough. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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


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Release Date:

16 August 2012 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Derűs égbolt esküvőre  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$727 (USA) (7 December 2012)


$1,949 (USA) (14 December 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Throughout the movie, Joseph, played by Luke Treadaway is frequently asked about the difference between two identical twins who were invited for the wedding ceremony (he even mocks of them at some point). In real life, Luke is an identical twin of his brother Harry Treadaway who is also an actor. See more »


Dolly Thatcham: Do you feel less happy if you know you are happy?
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Mairi's Wedding
By John Roderick Bannerman
[played on bagpipes]
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Not better than watching paint dry
6 July 2014 | by (new england) – See all my reviews

Just before I sat down to watch this movie I had painted a floor. Watching that dry would have been more interesting. I continued to watch as an exercise in masochism.

Maybe because I find the lead actress very unpleasant. She drank way to much and pretty much continuously. Never did really get who all the other people were, yes, a sister and a mother. Was the vicar the father? An annoying missionary guest. Assorted friends? Relatives?

My two stars go to the person(s) responsible for the selection of the house, the costumer, the overall period look which is achieved very nicely, including hairdos.

The viewer certainly understands the main points of the story. They don't have to be re-told over and over again, in flashbacks and from different characters. If these were real people I would not wish any of them well.

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