A Simple Wedding

critic Reviews

77% Fresh Tomatometer Score77%
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times
    The film's second act ends too soon leaving an overlong third act more focused on the predictable romance between Alex's divorced mother and Nousha's visiting uncle than on the Nousha-Alex dynamic.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tara McNamaraCommon Sense Media
    Sweet culture-clash romcom upends stereotypes; drugs, sex.
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    Betsy BozdechAWFJ Women on Film
    If you were to blend My Big Fat Greek Wedding with The Big Sick - and add a dash of Crazy Rich Asians - you might end up with something close to A Simple Wedding.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    MaryAnn JohansonFlick Filosopher
    Charming culture-clash rom-com is full of life, celebrating human universals of family and love, and embracing differences that make the world so interesting. Smart and spritely, feminist and funny.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    ... downplays any meaningful examination of Middle Eastern customs in favor of clumsy and cartoonish characters straight out of a failed sitcom pilot.
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    Leslie CombemaleAWFJ Women on Film
    A Simple Wedding is a wonderful peek into one Iranian family's experience choosing to live with varying degrees of assimilation, while celebrating their own cultural traditions.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    A Simple Wedding is never quite as complex as the title suggests. Yet its easy charms and efforts to revise, rather than rewrite, the book of rom-com love make it worth the RSVP.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Douglas DavidsonElements of Madness
    Though the story ... doesn't dig into the patriarchal aspects of marriage, the romantic comedy A Simple Wedding does explore the conflict between cultural perceptions of love and the greater significance of philautia ...
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Katey StoetzelThe Young Folks
    Simple Wedding is cute but it needed to be more than that.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Gary M. KramerSan Francisco Bay Times
    This affable comedy about cultures clashing and uniting contains some witty one-liners and some amusing sight gags, which is why it is frustrating when it stoops low or goes too broad.
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