“Jenny’s Wedding” Movie Review

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Jenny is gay and everyone knows but her family.

jennys wedding blogSitting outside having a heart-to-heart talk with her father, Eddie (Tom Wilkinson), he tells her that when she meets the right person she will know it, and then, it is time to get married.

Jenny goes home that evening and tells her lover, Kitty (Alexis Bledel), that it is time to get married.  Both of them are newly excited about the prospect, but, one task remains: Jenny has to tell her mom, Rose (Linda Emond), Dad, Sister Anne (Grace Gummer) and Brother.

Should be easy, right?  Nope, not by a long shot.

The announcement that she is gay and is marrying her roommate, Kitty, came as quite a shock to Rose and only slightly less so to Eddie. Rose takes it personally wondering where she went wrong, and, stupidly, forces Jenny not to tell her sister and brother.

She then turns her back on her successful, loving, daughter, and Dad pretty much does the same. The siblings remain in the dark.

One day…..sister Anne is shopping in Nordstrom and sees Jenny and Kitty looking at wedding dresses and kissing.

OMG!  WTF!!  Running to tell mom she finds out mom knew and did not tell her causing even more family drama! Arrrghhh.

“Jenny’s Wedding” is an interesting look at coming out of the closet with your family, which is harder than with everyone else.  Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, and Alexis Bledel (the third most beautiful eyes in Hollywood) shine. Grace Gummer is terrific as Jenny’s sister as she realizes that her traditional marriage is in the shitter and comes to the conclusion that if you are happy your grass is green (an interesting metaphor on life). She promptly handles the situation.

Not for kids and not for those who crave Star Wars action.  But “Jenny’s Wedding” is an entertaining movie with good acting and a great cast.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this on Netflix. Thank you, Ryan!

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