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October 11, 2019

After the Wedding

It’s wonderful to watch the beginning of a movie and wonder where it will end up. Based on the Academy Award nominated film by Susanne Bier, After the Wedding had me intrigued.

It took a while to connect the interesting moments as Michelle Williams plays her superb role as Isabel who has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum.

But funds are running out. Reluctantly, after two decades of being away, Isabel finds she is required to travel to New York from India and deliver a presentation in-person to her potential donor.

Isabel confronts her uncommitted philanthropist Theresa Young, a multi-millionaire media mogul, played wonderfully, as expected, by the talented Julianne Moore.

Happily married to her artist husband, Oscar Carlson (Billy Crudup) and with eight-year-old twins and a 21-year-old daughter Grace (Abby Quinn), things become complicated after Isabel is invited to Grace’s wedding.

Isabel is keen to return to Calcutta but Theresa, an inescapable force has other plans, insistent Isabel attends the wedding while she is in New York on her own. Appearances are only skin deep and Isabel and Theresa have more in common than they realise.

With the same quiet depth and intensity found in the movies Ordinary People and Terms of Endearment, After the Wedding celebrates the complex power of primal human connections that includes love, sadness, disappointment and compromise. It highlights the ever-expanding definition of what makes a family, particularly in our world of transforming diversity.

There is certainly more than meets the eye in this powerful, passionate and honest story. I thoroughly enjoyed it as did my friends and thank you Georgina Stegman for She Society’s invitation from Think Tank Communications who did the organising for Rialto Distribution.

Released in Australian cinemas 24 October 2019.

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