If you watch enough movies, especially faith-based, they start to blend together. Not so with Holey Matrimony. I can honestly say it is nothing like any other movie I’ve seen.

Holey Matrimoney movie review

Holey Matrimony is a period movie that takes place in 1948. It’s a screwball comedy that is so eccentric and out there that it’s hilarious.I had no idea what to expect, which was good because it was totally unexpected. I don’t recall the last time I laughed so much during a movie. I think what made it so funny is that writer/director/producer/editor/star Diana Lenska doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s not afraid to have fun with the period genre and play it to the extreme.

Holey Matrimony started out as a theatrical production and was then adapted to film which gives it a distinct stage feel. The writing and acting is also more stage style than film. But that goes along with the period of the movie, as 1940’s movies do have a more exaggerated writing and acting style.

I must warn that the filmmaker in me did cringe quite a bit over the sound and cinematography, but the originality of the story and the unique approach made it a pleasant viewing experience for me despite the weaknesses. And the fact that Diana Lenska was able to wear so many hats and pull it off is quite impressive.

I found the movie to be a fun and silly, lighthearted entertainment for the evening.

Holey Matrimoney

 

 

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm is a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker. Her movies have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the globe, aired on multiple television networks, and sold in stores and online outlets throughout English speaking countries. She's accumulated dozens of festival accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making”, numerous Best of Fest awards, and 4 ICVM Crown Awards. She's passionate about storytelling and loves entertaining and inspiring audiences.

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