Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
On the day of Dolly Thatcham's wedding, the sight of her former beau leads her to realize that going ahead with the ceremony would be a huge mistake. Dolly's mother tries valiantly to maintain order in this refined comedy set in the 1930s.
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- Donald Rice
PGThematic material involving sensuality, and for smoking and brief language
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Cheerful Weather for the Wedding is anything but cheerful. A large group of family members and assorted friends gathers for a young woman's marriage in post-WWI England, an event that she seems to be anticipating with dread. Expect plenty of interpersonal conflict as characters act on their various motives (which aren't always pure). There's also lots of drinking (accurate for the era), and some characters get pretty tipsy. There are also some passionate kissing and veiled references to characters' sexual histories, though little is said directly.
- Sexual Content
- A couple kisses passionately, and there are a few veiled allusions to a woman's sexual history.
- Some intense emotional arguments.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- True love may not always win out; Joseph and Dolly seem to share a romantic connection, but it's not clear that this bond will be enough to bring them together -- not when she's just hours away from marrying someone else.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The wealthy characters drink steadily all through the film, including wine, champagne, and scotch. The bride pulls repeatedly from a jug of rum to steel her nerves.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it