Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

2012 PG 1h 33m DVD

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

2012 PG 1h 33m DVD
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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.
Felicity Jones, Elizabeth McGovern, Luke Treadaway, Mackenzie Crook, Zoe Tapper, Fenella Woolgar, Ellie Kendrick, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Barbara Flynn, Julian Wadham, John Standing
Donald Rice
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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