Summary: Based on the acclaimed novel by Julia Strachey, CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING follows a young woman who frets upstairs in her family’s country manor on her wedding day, fearful she’s about to marry the wrong man. Downstairs, both her fiancé and her former lover grow increasingly anxious.
On a crisp March morning in 1932, bride-to-be Dolly (Felicity Jones) is hiding in her bedroom daydreaming of the whimsical summer before, helped along by an ample jug of rum. Long-lost cousins and quirky aunts are arriving to the house every hour, and the downstairs living rooms are buzzing with speculation about the bride’s whereabouts. Exasperated by her daughter’s absence, Dolly’s scatter-brained mother Hetty (Elizabeth McGovern), is at her wit’s end, scurrying around the house trying to quell the relatives’ suspicions. Hetty has perfected all of the day’s arrangements, but her plans can’t prepare everyone for the arrival of Dolly’s unpredictable former lover, Joseph (Luke Treadaway).
Australian Cinema Release Date: 18th April, 2013
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Director: Donald Rice
Screenwriter: Mary Henely-Magill, Donald Rice
Cast: Olly Alexander (Tom), Kenneth Collard (Whitstable), Camilla Corbett (Alice), Mackenzie Crook (David Dakin), Paola Dionisotti (Mrs. Whitstable), Barbara Flynn (Aunt Bella), Oliver Gilbert (George), Ben Greaves-Neil (Jimmy Dakin), Joanna Hole (Miss Spoon), Felicity Jones (Dolly Thatcham), Ellie Kendrick (Kitty Thatcham), Elizabeth McGovern (Mrs. Thatcham), James Norton (Owen), Edward Saxby (Tony Bigham), Jonathan Saxby (Tiger Bigham), John Standing (Horace Spigott), Sophie Stanton (Millman), Zoe Tapper (Evelyn Graham), Eva Traynor (Annie), Luke Treadaway (Joseph Patten), Julian Wadham (Uncle Bob), Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Robert), Elizabeth Webster (Betty), Fenella Woolgar (Nancy Dakin)
Runtime: 92 mins
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