It’s the story of a thousand rom-coms: family friends get married; mother starts nagging single daughter to get married; daughter evades; daughter finally introduces fiancee; parents disapprove; shenanigans ensue. Jenny’s Wedding follows this formula but with an exceptionally well-timed tweak: Jenny is a lesbian and will be marrying her partner.
In a plot that is more drama than comedy and is sure to strike close to home for a great many gays and lesbians, Jenny has to deal with not just coming out but coming out by getting married. All the while she’s dealing with friction from her parents, who don’t appear to be anti-gay but are clearly thrown for a complete loop by the double-whammy from their daughter.
Starring Katherine Heigl, Alexis Bledel, and that one young woman who was in several episodes of The Newsroom, Jenny’s Wedding will be released in theaters on July 31st. You can watch the trailer below: