After the Wedding

Director: Bart Freundlich
Year Released: 2019
Rating: 1.5

"Americanized" remake of Susanne Bier's 2006 film has Isabel (Michelle Williams), who runs an orphanage in India, returning to the States to meet with business mogul Theresa (Julianne Moore) to accept a donation and attend the wedding of Grace (Abby Quinn), who - it just so turns out - is the daughter Isabel gave up for adoption decades ago.  As if the coincidences of the plot aren't egregious enough, it (a.) is yet another White Savior movie (taking care of those adorable large-eyed waifs) and then (b.) amps up the eyeball waterfalls when Moore's character reveals to the rest of the cast, including her husband Oscar (Billy Crudup), that she has a terminal illness.  All three leads are fine - ever since Jesus' Son I've always considered Crudup one of the more under-rated actors - but Freundlich's decisions as a screenwriter are incredibly wrong-headed.