Jenny's Wedding

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"Family is worth fighting for."
  • PG-13
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.6  (11,775)
  • 33

Jenny's Wedding is a romantic comedy-drama film that came out in 2015. Directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue, this movie stars Katherine Heigl in the lead role of Jenny Farrell, a woman who has just made a life-changing decision that will affect not only her but also her entire family. Jenny is a 30-something woman who has been dating her partner, Kitty (Alexis Bledel), for five years. At the beginning of the movie, Jenny and Kitty are shown as a happy and loving couple, but they are keeping a secret from their family and friends. They are afraid to come out as a gay couple, fearing that it will hurt their long-established relationships with their parents, siblings and friends, who expect them to marry a man and have children.

Soon enough, however, pressures start mounting up on Jenny from various quarters. Her parents, Eddie (Tom Wilkinson) and Rose (Linda Emond), think of her as a spinster who is unable to find a good man to marry. Eddie is a conservative Roman Catholic, and he is not very comfortable around Kitty or any other gay people. Rose, on the other hand, is more liberal and open-minded, but she is still disappointed in Jenny's life choices.

Jenny's brother, Michael (Matthew Metzger), is also getting married soon to a seemingly perfect fiancé. Jenny is jealous of her brother but also knows that if she reveals her relationship with Kitty, her own wedding will cause a huge stir and become a scene of conflict.

However, as the wedding date approaches, Jenny realizes that she cannot keep her love for Kitty a secret any longer. She decides to let her family and friends know about her relationship with Kitty and her plans to get married to her. This decision then leads to a series of conflicts and serious challenges which threaten to destroy the family's peace and unity centered around their love and understanding of each other's choices.

Jenny's decision to come out leads to an emotional rollercoaster ride for everyone involved, with both positive and negative consequences that Jenny and her loved ones never imagined would occur.

Throughout the movie, the viewer gets to experience several intense and emotional scenes. There are moments that are both funny and heartfelt, as well as those that will make you cry. The film highlights the best and worst aspects of family relationships, particularly those that concern matters of sexuality and social acceptance.

One of the movie's most prominent themes is the issue of acceptance. It shows the journey that a family takes to accept Jenny and her marriage to Kitty. The film portrays the different mindsets of people when it comes to acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly in households with strong religious roots. It also shows how coming out involves an immense amount of courage and how it can take a toll on the relationship between the family members, as well as with friends.

Katherine Heigl's acting in the film is commendable, as she portrays Jenny's character with ease, portraying strength and vulnerability of her convictions. Tom Wilkinson and Linda Emond, in the roles of Eddie and Rose, deliver outstanding performances, showing their characters' slow but eventual acceptance of their daughter into their family.

Overall, Jenny's Wedding is an enjoyable and poignant film that is worth watching. Its themes of acceptance and family unity stay with you long after the final credits roll. It is a lighthearted movie about love and acceptance that delivers its message with grace and sincerity.

Jenny's Wedding is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 33.

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  • Release Date
    2015
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 34 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (11,775)
  • Metascore
    33