The Wedding Guest

Release Date: March 1st, 2019

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding - armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cold efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi - as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets bubble to the surface.

Cast: Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh, Harish Khanna, Nish Nathwani, Meherbaan Singh, Sidhu Manpreet

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Revolution Films

Keywords: 2010s, Tense, England, Mystery, Suspenseful, Love, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Sara StewartNew York Post

    There’s also a broader commentary here on the treatment of women, both in arranged marriage and in testosterone-heavy thrillers. Apte’s character stays largely an enigma throughout, but her palpable frustration with the men and culture around her — plus the chance to vicariously visit Goa, that jewel of an Indian seaside getaway — makes The Wedding Guest worth an RSVP. show more

  • 75
    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Chronicle

    Like the best noirs, The Wedding Guest is an efficient crime thriller that clocks in at around 90 minutes. It’s a B movie with style — the stuff that dreams are made of. show more

  • 50
    Tricia OlszewskiTheWrap

    A thriller without thrills is merely a drama, and The Wedding Guest is a dull drama at that. show more

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