After the Wedding Synopsis
Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen) gets an offer for four million dollars, but there are conditions.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One of the best films to open in the Bay Area in 2007.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Talented filmmaker Susanne Bier (Brothers), armed with an outstanding compositional sense, keeps control over the storms of melodrama that...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A thrilling -- and harrowing, and beautiful -- celebration of the unpredictability of life.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
With a third-act twist that outdoes that initial revelation, the film turns out to be a thoughtful exploration of paternity and...
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Mikkelsen, like Jimmy Stewart, projects emotions with a slight twitch of a lip or narrowing of an eye. His long face - often handsome,...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Bier primes us for a catfight, but she gives something tastier: a feast of reconciliation and love.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
After the Wedding defies the odds: For once, the bigger the emotion, the truer the moviegoing experience.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Once again Bier demonstrates just how misleading appearances can be, as she artfully removes the veneers concealing the dark truths locked...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In After the Wedding Susanne Bier pushes the envelope further, toward operatic passion and the visual symbolism of Ingmar Bergman.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The characters may suffer once the bride walks down the aisle, but Bier, Jensen and their first-rate cast work together like a match made...
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Best 3 hanky movie ever

By rjdiane
Betrayal, lost love and redemption. Mads Mikkelsen is incredibly apealing as a believable, good-hearted social activist, who has has for years demonstrated his life long decision of helping the true...

Great Movie...Great Characters...Lots of Interestig Twists...

By norm_the_moviegoer
From a movie-goer that enjoys good character development, this is definitely a movie to see. The actors are tremendous, real, and extremely believable. The facial expressions, the range of emotions,...

good acting

By Juozas
I liked the movie because it is not Hollywood movie. It has a different color and way of showing the story. Mads Mikkelsen character is so good and convincing. The plot maybe it looks quiet simple...

S E N S A T I O N A L!

By wheel888
YES THIS MOVIE LEANS ON MELLOW DRAMA, BUT THE ACTING IS SO FRESH AND TRUE NOTHING CAN STAND IN IT'S WAY! A TRUE WORK OF ART THAT KEEPS YOU IN IT'S SPELL THROUGH OUT. JUST ONE MAN'S HUMBLE OPINION....

Wow

By pbylund
This is an intense and beautifully acted movie. Layers and layers unfold before you get what's really happening. Should have won the Oscar....

Best Movie of the Year!

By DawnDNew
My husband and I see a movie almost every week and it takes quite a bit to impress us. This movie impressed us. From the opening cinematagraphy, to the superb acting, the music chosen, and ofcourse...

A great film....

By superem_21
This film takes you on several different emotional journeys as you observe the struggles of the family that seems to have it all. There are several twists and turns that leave you asking "What could...

Good movie

By derkan
Overall a good movie and worth seeing. The performances are very good IMHO and I wasn't bothered by the pace...

After The Wedding

By B19173
We enjoyed the movie very much. The acting was definitely above average and found the movie to be very enjoyable....

After the Wedding

By Oarlock
This is one of the best movies my wife and I have seen for some time. Rich in photography, themes, and acting. Both of us were emotionally drawn into this movie on many levels right from the start....

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Rated R | For some language and a scene of sexuality