In a small town during World War II, 16-year-old high school dropout Jeannie is raped. But her overbearing father, Jim Dougall Sr., is concerned only with finding a way to save the “family honor.”
In this nearly forgotten intimate historical drama, the mores of a working class town in the Canadian prairies are surveyed in a heartbreaking story of a young woman facing adversity in all sides of her life. Dynamic turns from Carol Kane & Donald Pleasence alone make this ripe for rediscovery.
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.
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.
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.