Aaaarrgh. Self-congratulatory, self-important, self-righteous, drunken troglodyte brutes. By the time the film has exhausted itself and you're staring while the credits roll over the last, ruthlessly framed shot, you might want to nuke that whole worthless town. Okay. All of this means: the movie is *very good*. Merciless, but so well constructed you will probably never forget it. TW: 1 rape scene; abuse by parents.
Carol Kane's familiar face brought me here, but her performance trapped me. Terribly tragic, Wedding In White leaves you with a bitter taste in your mouth; the taste of a not so distant past mixed with the remnants that harass our collective psyche with the same forward-backwards carelessness as the men in this movie. Docked a star for the two rape scenes.
Heart-wrenching and unfair in many ways. Hard for me to get past the terrible misogyny in this film. Given the director's future career as a schlocky horror director, it would have been a GREAT film if Carol Kane had pulled out a butcher knife at the end and butchered everyone in the living room. Now I could have DEFINITELY gotten behind that.
Being Canadian I appreciate a good Canadian movie and this film did not disappoint. The recreation of 1940's Ontario town life was amazing. This is a film about the repurcussions of the moral codes of the 1940's on an innocent young girl. It is well acted and devastating as it should be to serve as a warning of what could be should society regress. It is also a reminder of how far we have come.