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Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)

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A young woman frets upstairs in her family's country manor on her wedding day, fearful she's about to marry the wrong man. Downstairs, her fiancé and her former lover grow increasingly anxious.

Director:

Donald Rice

Writers:

Mary Henely-Magill (screenplay), Donald Rice | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth McGovern ... Mrs Thatcham
Eva Traynor Eva Traynor ... Annie
Paola Dionisotti ... Mrs Whitstable
Sophie Stanton ... Millman
Felicity Jones ... Dolly
Elizabeth Webster ... Betty
Kenneth Collard ... Whitstable (as Ken Collard)
Ellie Kendrick ... Kitty
Zoë Tapper ... Evelyn
Luke Treadaway ... Joseph
Ben Greaves-Neal Ben Greaves-Neal ... Jimmy (as Benjamin Greaves-Neal)
Luke Ward-Wilkinson Luke Ward-Wilkinson ... Robert
Olly Alexander ... Tom
Joanna Hole Joanna Hole ... Miss Spoon (as Jo Hole)
John Standing ... Horace Spigott
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Storyline

The last summer, shown in major flashbacks, dashing archaeologist Joseph (Luke Treadaway) has brilliantly flirted with upper middle-class girl Dolly Thatcham (Felicity Jones), delighting her cute naughty kid brother Jimmy (Ben Greaves-Neal) and even her headless younger sister Annie (Eva Traynor), yet antagonized their mother, stuck-up widow Mrs. Thatcham (Elizabeth McGovern). When bashful Dolly refused to accompany Joseph on a Greek excavation due to his commitment problems, she was afterwards sent on an Albanian holiday, met stuffy diplomat Owen (James Norton) and got engaged. At the wedding day, Dolly hesitated whether she was giving up on her best chance for happiness, and Joseph turned up, but the party guests and obligations kept getting in the way of actually talking it through. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material involving sensuality, and for smoking and brief language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

16 August 2012 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Dia Perfeito Para Casar See more »

Filming Locations:

Somerset, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$727, 9 December 2012

Gross USA:

$2,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,922
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the movie, Joseph (Luke Treadaway) is frequently asked about the difference between two identical twins who were invited for the wedding ceremony (he even mocks them at some point). In real-life, Luke is the identical twin of Harry Treadaway, who is also an actor. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn: We all want other people to make our decisions for us, don't we? That way we never have to blame ourselves.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits play over a close up of an old fashioned printing press in action, which eventually produces the invitations to the wedding which is the subject and the setting of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

The Moon And Seven Stars
Performed by Panjandrum
Guitar - Gordon Potts, Fiddle - Diane Moody, Fiddle/Recorder - MJ Searly, Melodeon - Ian Dedic
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Brilliantly understated

A carefully crafted film which is at once a celebration of English eccentricity and an understated examination of how families often do everything they can to avoid saying how they really feel. Felicity Jones and Luke Treadaway play the lead protagonists brilliantly, but the scene stealer throughout is the wonderful Ellie Kendrick as the younger sister Kitty. Her naivety often reveals so much about what everyone else is really thinking but just can't bring themselves to say. And perhaps the symbolism will be lost on some, but without giving anything away tortoises and a small boy's little bombs mark the path of this film with great effect.


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