The Wedding Year 2019 Review: A Slight Romantic Comedy

The Story about Meet Mara. She’s a carefree aspiring photographer who just started dating Jake, an aspiring chef. After wedding invitations pour in, Mara and Jake embark on a year-long adventure that puts their new relationship to the test.

Movie Sumary:

In THE WEDDING YEAR, 27-year-old Maya Baylor (Sarah Hyland) dreams of a career as a photographer but instead works in a boutique. When she falls for Jake (Tyler James Williams), her fear of relationships seems to slide away. But when the two embark on a year of attending seven weddings, her commitment issues return.

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Starring: Anna Camp, Darlene Vogel, Grace Helbig, Jenna Dewan, Keith David, Matt Shively, Noureen DeWulf, Sarah Hyland, Tyler James Williams, Wanda Sykes

Directed By: Robert Luketic

Written By: Donald Diego

In Theaters: Sep 20, 2019 Limited

Runtime: 90 minutes

Studio: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

What do the critics say about The Wedding Year?

Claudia Puig  (FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles))

A slight romantic comedy… It does feel like we’ve seen this before, but the [the stars] do have nice romantic chemistry.

Jackie K. Cooper (

Sarah Hyland gives it her all but this story of the marriage circuit never quite connects with its audience.

Alex Saveliev (Film Threat)

Robert Luketic… churns out another generically-named, generic rom-com! Lo and behold, The Wedding Year may just be his most generic one yet!

Mike McGranaghan (Aisle Seat)

Within just a few minutes, the movie establishes that it’s going to be artificial, predictable, and shallow – and then it proceeds to follow through on that promise.

Rich Cline (Shadows on the Wall)

While much of the movie is rather corny and predictable, there are some hilarious sequences along the way, mainly thanks to a cast adept at finding the funny side in their characters.

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