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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.

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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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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Webster, Ellie Kendrick, and Mackenzie Crook appeared on Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

Quotes

Miss Spoon: All right. But you have to do something for me.
Joseph Patten: And what's that?
Miss Spoon: Tea in London.
Joseph Patten: My pleasure.
Miss Spoon: And you have to bring along some eligible boys for me.
Joseph Patten: Kitty, you're far too good for eligible boys. What you need are some ineligible ones.
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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

Michael Turner's Waltz
Performed by Panjandrum
Guitar - Gordon Potts, Fiddle - Diane Moody, Fiddle/Recorder - MJ Searly, Melodeon - Ian Dedic
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Far from cheerful, very sad, even though there are moments of humor, but nicely done and worth seeing
10 October 2013 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Dolly (Felicity Jones) is in her wedding gown, upstairs at her British mansion, in thought. Waiting on the first floor, where the ceremony will take place, is her fiancé, Owen (James Norton) and assorted guests. However, also in the crowd, is Felicity's former flame, Joseph (Luke Treadaway), whom she alone has invited. Last summer, just a few short months ago, they were in the throws of a "hot affair". Yet, things have cooled, as Joseph took off for Greece. Therefore, just why did Dolly invited Joe? Was it because she was uncertain whether she should marry Owen, in a hastily arranged nuptials, without seeing Joseph again? Her domineering mother, Hettie (Elizabeth McGovern) was hoping for a day without problems or hitches. Sister Kitty was just hoping to meet eligible young men. Now, will the wedding take place? This sad, very British stiff-upper-lip story, is one of the bleakest studies of love and marriage there could ever be. Its true, passions do go hot and cold and marriage is supposed to be forever, especially during the thirties when this tale takes place. One indeed must choose wisely but to secure that decision on ones own all important day is tragic indeed, especially for those left out. Aside from this, though, the film does have some funny moments and is gorgeous to view, with elaborate sets, costumes, and art direction. The cast, too, very large, with characters written for both upstairs and downstairs, is quite fine. If you adore well made films, are an Anglophile, like romantic dramas, or have a yen for Merchant-Ivory type pieces, this is the newest recommendation for you.


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