After the Wedding features some great performances by a respectable cast that includes Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup, along with the young and talented Abby Quinn, but the film falters in the script and editing.
After the Wedding
Sony Pictures | PG13 – 112 min. – $24.99 | November 12, 2019
Date Published: 12/26/2019 | Author: The Movieman
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.
Theresa (JULIANNE MOORE) is a media mogul who seemingly has it all: a thriving business, a handsome artist husband, a charming family and an idyllic home. When Theresa invites Isabel (MICHELLE WILLIAMS), an American living in India who has devoted her life to helping orphans, to meet her in New York, they are supposed to discuss a generous donation that Theresa has agreed to. While Isabel thinks she’ll immediately be returning to her beloved orphanage, Theresa has other plans, insisting Isabel attend her daughter’s wedding at the family’s estate. The joyful event becomes a catalyst for a revelation that upends the lives of both women.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5
Not much here, there is a Making of After the Wedding (13:29) behind-the-scenes featurette and the Theatrical Trailer (2:10).
VIDEO – 4.5/5
|After the Wedding arrives for the Blu-ray party with the movie presented in its original 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture is pleasantly bright throughout even with the more sorrowful and serious subject matter, detail was sharp and didn’t notice any apparent instances of aliasing, artifacting or other flaws.
AUDIO – 4.25/5
|The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track was functional, especially for a drama. The bulk of the film is pretty much either dialogue or some quieter moments, like in the woods, where ambient nature sounds come through the rear channels quite nicely. Nothing especially noteworthy but still this lossless track sounded good.
OVERALL – 3.0/5
After the Wedding features some great performances by a respectable cast that includes Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup, along with the young and talented Abby Quinn, but the film falters in the script and editing as I really didn’t feel much emotion despite the fine acting. That said, this might be worthy of a rental.