Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

Review: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

22 Aug 12

Utterly predictable

Seven of us (5 male, 2 female) went to see "Cheerful Weather For the Wedding Today" and came out with quite differing views. Our first thought was that the 5 guys would mark it quite low and the women quite high but this wasn't the case. I was the lowest with 2.5, bordering on 2 ( my lowest score for the year) and Cushla gave it 4 and Les (usually the hardest man to please) 4.5.

This is one of those potentially charming English films set in a delightful country house on the day of a wedding in the early 20th century. One scene in the first 5 minutes enabled me to imagine the likely plot outcome with 95% accuracy (there's not much plot!). And some very contrived film-making is involved. The events are all filmed on a very grey day interspersed with some idyllic golden flashbacks which occur on days when the sun is always shining, with one crucial exception, and complete with "Darling Buds of May" music. There are a few good dialogue moments, but very few indeed.

The story is utterly predictable and might have been better suited to TV One on a Sunday night. If it had been, I would have changed channels! Our average score - 3 stars, and this is very generous.