Cheerful Weather for the Wedding


Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Dec 14, 2012
    There isn't much of anything here that hasn't been done elsewhere, but as the film rolls merrily along it reminds why wedding comedies are such ripe targets.
  2. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dec 6, 2012
    With costumes taking precedence over character, the movie ultimately seems more concerned with atmosphere than action.
  3. Reviewed by: Ian Buckwalter
    Dec 7, 2012
    The comic relief, an attempt to buoy the sinking feeling of Dolly and Joseph's difficulties, steals away the emotional weight of their story. The dominance of the madcap side of the film's split personality lays an airy veneer over Dolly and Joseph's woes, making them seem inconsequential - as unsubstantial as an observation about wedding-day weather.
  4. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Dec 13, 2012
    There is one bright spot. Ellie Kendrick plays Dolly's silly, breathlessly romantic little sister, Kitty.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Dec 4, 2012
    A costumer that's well named for being pleasant and conventional but little more.
  6. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Dec 4, 2012
    The costumes are gorgeous, and the settings are plush, but the acting is merely serviceable, and the film lacks either the wit or the energy of its predecessors. Long before it ends, you find yourself indifferent to the fate of the mismatched lovebirds or anyone else in the tale.
  7. Reviewed by: Cory Everett
    Dec 6, 2012
    The film may help "Downton Abbey" fanatics looking to kill a little time in that era but holds little cinematic appeal for the rest of us.
  8. Reviewed by: Simon Kinnear
    Dec 17, 2012
    Buckling under the influence of Downton Abbey, Rice apes its style but none of the substance to create an amiable study of posh hypocrisy without any real satire or social feeling.
  9. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Dec 6, 2012
    If the movie had more courage, it would lay waste these people as hilariously as Robert Altman's film "A Wedding." But as its bad vibes accumulate, Cheerful Weather exhibits all the energy of a disgruntled wedding guest muttering complaints under his breath.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 29, 2014
    I love action films, but I also love to slow down sometimes and watch a film like "Cheerful weather for the wedding", where all the charactersI love action films, but I also love to slow down sometimes and watch a film like "Cheerful weather for the wedding", where all the characters are impossibly hilarious or ridiculous or both. Films where the main character is lovable, however, somewhat strange and disconnected. I loved the scenes with the little boy and the old man, I laughed every time. To me, those kinds of films are what the Brits do best, or one of the things that they do best...No guns, no action, but pure humour and family drama with interactions between the characters that bring to mind some of the memories from my own childhood. Beautiful and riveting both story and characters. T. Full Review »