A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.
"After the Wedding" (directed by Bart Freundlich) was a pleasant surprise, to say the least! I walked in without knowing much more aside from its stellar cast, including Julianne Moore (one of my all-time favourites), Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup and Will Chase. At first glance, the film may resemble a romantic comedy, or a family-drama, however "After the Wedding" does not quite fit into any one category. This movie is certainly not "Father of the Bride" or "Four Weddings and a Funeral", although an early scene comically shows Julianne Moore singing along to Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" in her car. As the title suggests, it is after the wedding that the plot thickens. The brilliant, suspenseful music by composer Mychael Danna greatly contributes to the film's tone and style. While sometimes predictable, there are numerous plot twists and turns that will keep your eyes glued to the screen. The acting, directing, cinematography, and set design were all top-notch. The film has a very independent, professional feel to it, which is such a welcomed change from all of those Marvel blockbusters out there. I would recommend "After the Wedding" to anyone looking to take a chance on something different, something thought-provoking and intelligent. Do not miss this film!
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