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Movie Review – After the Wedding (2007)


After the Wedding 042007

After the Wedding is a Danish film that was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at last year’s Oscars. It is directed by Susanne Bier, whose first American film, Things We Lost in the Fire, comes out later this year. This is one of those films could have struck me in a lot of different ways, depending on my mood. The movie is balanced on a tightrope, trying for deep emotional impact without drifting into melodrama. When the film works, the result is utterly gripping and moving, an emotional tour de force that has the potential to destroy us. But, occasionally the film falters and when the film is bad, it is quite bad. We wonder if we would be better served scanning our television for the latest straight-to-basic cable flick. Read more »