Helena From The Wedding

2010

Helena From The Wedding

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In this nuanced and comedic portrait of marriage, newlyweds Alex (Lee Tergesen) and Alice (Melanie Lynskey) host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at their remote cabin in the mountains. However, when Alice's friend brings along a surprise guest-the very young and beautiful Helena (Gillian Jacobs)-the group's facades begin to crumble. -- (C) Film Movement

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Critic Reviews for Helena From The Wedding

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  • Helena From the Wedding is written, directed, and played with such verve and deep, unshowy feeling that its insights on these tried-and-true themes come through with rare and startling clarity.

    Nov 12, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Among its achievements is the kind of comfortable, shaded acting we expect from seasoned professionals and a script (by the director, Joseph Infantolino) that almost scarily captures the cadences of whining white privilege.

    Nov 12, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • None of its characters is especially interesting.

    Nov 12, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The group is frequently drunk, but writer-director Joseph Infantolino's handling is lucid, a necessity to keep up the sense of vague dread and walking-on-eggshell egos.

    Nov 9, 2010 | Full Review…
  • This is the kind of single-location indie talkfest that could translate to the stage without much tweaking. But pacing is brisk, and perfs and writing sharp enough to engage throughout.

    Sep 7, 2010

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • ...distractingly low-rent...

    Mar 5, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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