HELENA FROM THE WEDDING
- HELENA FROM THE WEDDING
- 2010, Joseph Infantolino, USA, 89 min.
- With Lee Tergesen, Melanie Lynskey
“Wise, luminous…a remarkably surefooted directorial debut.”
—Jon Frosch, Hollywood Reporter
Comedy and angst-filled 30-something drama blend seamlessly in this winter’s tale of four yuppie marriages navigating the icy shoals of discontent. Newlyweds Alex and Alice invite their three BFF couples for New Year’s Eve at a rustically posh weekend home in upstate New York, where surprise singleton guest Helena, a pretty blonde model with an English accent, proves to be the striking catalyst for the opposite of marital bliss. The characterizations and the satire are spot-on as uneasy male bonding exposes increasingly nasty rivalry, and the ticking of biological clocks threatens to drown out the sound of midnight fireworks. DigiBeta video. (BS)