For those who love drama, comes to the theaters After the Wedding, based on the Danish feature film, originally written by Susanne Bier (Bird Box) which ran for best foreign film in 2007’s Oscar. This time, written and directed by Bart Freundlich, the film brings big names such as Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman) and Julianne Moore (Forever Alice).
In the plot, Isabel (Michelle Williams) is an orphanage director in India, where the place goes through some structural and financial difficulties to keep it, until the businesswoman Theresa Young (Julianne Moore), shows up as the benefactress of a big donation to Isabel’s institute, making her dislocate to New York to meet de donor and close the contractual things, but not knowing that the two characters would have your lives changed by twists of the past.
The drama story starts to bend when Isabel recognizes Theresa’s husband, Oscar Carlson (Billy Crudup), which she had a relationship in the past that caused the born of her daughter Grace (Abby Queen), which she didn’t know that was being raised by Oscar, and the unfolding of the plot get even more intense duo to Theresa’s terminal disease announcement. Besides dealing with personal and emotional issues of Isabel with others, she still has to deal with the conflict to receive the money to the orphanage.
The movie works well with the family drama scenes, with outstanding acting of the main characters, both Williams and Moore. The story unfold became more mysterious as we still don’t know all the details, that opens the appetite to curiosity that makes you want to understand and continue the plot from beginning to end. Although some scenes are not well crafted in matters of details, like Theresa’s disease, for example, the movie does not get lost and also doesn’t let the story become tiring, even though it is almost two hours long.
Because it is a remake, the expectations may not be met like those of the original movie, because this one was produces with some changes in relation to 2007’s movie, but still, delivers a good production with great scripting and acting.