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  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    With costumes taking precedence over character, the movie ultimately seems more concerned with atmosphere than action. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A sustained balancing act between dry upper-crust cynicism and pent-up passions, Donald Rice's Cheerful Weather for the Wedding maintains its uneasy stasis long enough to frustrate some romance-hungry viewers while tantalizing those for whom withheld pleasure is the whole point. show more

  • 55
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    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. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    There is one bright spot. Ellie Kendrick plays Dolly's silly, breathlessly romantic little sister, Kitty. show more

  • 25
    Slant Magazine

    The Donald Rice film suffers most from an excessively blunt approach. show more

  • 80
    Time Out New York

    Rice's style is pitched somewhere between Merchant Ivory and Wes Anderson, favoring shots of sad, pretty people looking bereft in elaborately elegant rooms. But it's Jones and Treadaway, both seething volcanoes trapped behind artfully pallid faces, who turn what could've been a candy-coated comedy of manners into a complex, melancholic farce. show more

  • 40
    Total Film

    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. show more

  • 42
    Cory Everett The Playlist

    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. show more

  • 60
    Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 50
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    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. show more

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