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Helena from the Wedding (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 March 2010 (USA)
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Newlyweds Alex and Alice host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at a remote cabin in the mountains. However, when an unexpected guest shows up, the group's facades begin to crumble.

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Although they have long been a couple, Alex, a lawyer turned failed/struggling playwright, and Alice, an insecure woman, have recently gotten married. They have invited several of their couple friends to Alex's parents' cabin in the woods upstate for New Year's Eve. They include: married Don and Lynn, he a poor writer but who would rather come up with crazy and thus ultimately doomed business ideas, and she a lawyer who wears the pants in the family and who seems oblivious to her drinking problem; lawyer Steven and pregnant Eve, who have previously admitted to attending marriage counseling sessions to deal with their issues; and businessman Nick, who is separated from his wife Melissa and was supposed to bring his much younger model girlfriend, Lola, for who he left Melissa and who ends up not coming since the two of them have now broken up. Alex and Alice's guests bring their open and not so open marital/relationship dysfunctions along for the gathering, those dysfunctions which are ... Written by Huggo

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thought provoking and timely
6 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A well written script with skilled direction of a terrific cast! The characters are representative of many we all know. Each character's story is one the viewers will be familiar with and it's likely they are representative of experiences we've all had or will have in the future. The appeal may be different for all age groups. Having been married for 45 years I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and those the same age as the cast/characters will have a different perspective but I am certain their reaction will be just as thought provoking as i found the movie to be. Mr.Infantolino has a promising future in film and I look forward to his next one!


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