Countdown to 5K! – #56 – Jenny’s Wedding (2015)


This is my 4981st Review

Original Rating prediction – 9/10

 

“Has it ever occurred to you that, if you spend your life lying to people about who you are, you never get to know who they are?” – Michael

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Feb 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A successful single woman must try and find a way to get her family to accept her for who she is when she chooses to get married.

My Take on it – This is a film that I hadn’t heard of before choosing it for this series, but I knew it would be a film that my wife would enjoy watching with me since she is a die hard fan of Grey’s Anatomy and this film stars Katherine Heigl.

Heigl left the show years ago to pursue a career in film and once again is able to find a romantic comedy premise that fits her so well even when it ventures into the realm of also being a drama.

She is great as the lead and makes the story feel quite realistic throughout.

Unfortunately, she is outshone time and again by the actors playing her parents; Tom Wilkinson and Linda Emond who’s characters are even more complex and it’s much more interesting to watch how they deal with the changes in their lives throughout the film.

Th story does a wonderful job paving out the storyline for us and them makes a big switch along the way that changes everything and makes the viewer see the film from a different kind of perspective and they really manage to pull it off quite well.

The characters are developed quite well and believe them all as a close family unit and can understand how each of them can have different viewpoints on life and what is most important to them yet still try to find a way to want to connect with one another despite differences of opinion.

This film took me by surprise and I’m so glad that it was so enjoyable and unique.

Bottom Line – Heigl is great in the lead role and manages to pull off another romantic comedy quite well. She is overshadowed in the film tho by the Wilkinson and Emond who play her parents who are much more conflicted characters throughout. They film does a great job laying out the situation and then making a quick switch along the way that changes entirely how one views this kind of film and they do it really well. We feel the need to care very much about the characters in the film and each of them has an interesting yet unique outlook on life and on the important issues within our lives.  Very pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this so much. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Jenny’s parents live in Cleveland Heights. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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One thought on “Countdown to 5K! – #56 – Jenny’s Wedding (2015)

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