Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabelle travels to New York to meet Theresa, a wealthy benefactor. An invitation to attend a wedding ignites a series of events in which the past collides with the present while mysteries unravel.
"The Sad Rich White People Movie is one of my favourite genres, and indeed the white people in this English-language remake of Danish film-maker’s Susanne Bier’s 2006 tearjerker are very sad and very rich. Its drama takes place between a lavish country mansion in upstate New York and a five-star hotel in Manhattan."
"This entirely insufferable film is a sugary Hollywood remake of the 2006 Danish drama After the Wedding, which was directed by Susanne Bier and starred Mads Mikkelsen as a troubled aid worker running a cash-strapped charity in Mumbai, summoned back to Copenhagen for what seems like a miraculous meeting with a rich benefactor. The film switches genders, which makes a central plot point much less plausible, and it has no idea about what facial expression the now female lead is supposed to have."
"A supreme example of classed-up mediocrity, “After the Wedding,” a pointless remake of Susanne Bier’s 2007 melodrama of the same name, offers little that’s new and a lot that’s predictable, even to first-time viewers. What has changed in the intervening years is us: The economic and political environment into which this new version drops might cause us to view its plot through more cynical eyes."