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After the Wedding (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 14 August 2019 (Philippines)
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A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

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Bart Freundlich

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Bart Freundlich (screenplay), Susanne Bier (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Billy Crudup ... Oscar Carlson
Michelle Williams ... Isabel Anderson
Julianne Moore ... Theresa Young
Abby Quinn ... Grace Carlson
Will Chase ... Frank
Azhy Robertson ... Otto
Doris McCarthy ... Johnathan's Grandmother
Alex Esola ... Jonathan
Susan Blackwell ... Gwen
Eisa Davis ... Tanya
Alex Cranmer ... Eddie
Jeff Kim ... Simon
Greta Quispe ... Cibele
Teea Loreal ... Estate Staff
Ron Simons ... Richard
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A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

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Every family has a secret.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some strong language. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2019 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

After the Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,264, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$1,574,258

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,616,747
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Trivia

Diane Kruger was originally cast, but had to drop out of the production due to scheduling conflicts. Michelle Williams replaced her. See more »

Quotes

Isabel: I'm not coming back without a suitcase full of money.
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Connections

Remake of After the Wedding (2006) See more »

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Not as good as the Danish film, but Michelle Williams is great
10 September 2019 | by Red-125See all my reviews

After the Wedding (2019) is a U.S. film written and directed by Bart Freundlich. This movie is a remake of a Danish movie that I reviewed in 2007. The Danish movie is better.

What surprised me about this film is that the protagonist is a woman, Isabel, portrayed by Michelle Williams. In the Danish film the protagonist was a man. The rich donor in the Danish film was a man, while in the U.S. film it was a woman, Theresa, played by Julianne Moore. Billy Crudup rounded out the cast as Oscar, Theresa's husband.

Abby Quinn plays Grace, the young daughter who is getting married. Yes--the main action does take place after the wedding.

Many reviewers--in publications and for IMDb--have found the movie inferior to the Danish film. I agree. The idea of having the main protagonist as a woman is interesting, but makes the plot more melodramatic than the original. On the other hand, the switch gives us a chance to see Michelle Williams at work, and I think she's wonderful.

Apparently, most people didn't accept the plot, because the IMDb rating for the film is a horrible 5.8. (The Danish version received a 7.9!) I think that this movie isn't as good as the Danish movie, but I think 5.8 is too low.

We saw After the Wedding at Rochester's excellent Little Theatre. It will work well enough on the small screen. If you think as highly as I do about Michelle Williams, find and see this film. If you're not a fan of hers, I still think the movie is worth seeing. Minority opinion.


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