Polish Wedding

Polish Wedding is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Theresa Connelly. It was screened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 16, 1998 and Berlin International Film Festival on February 12. It was released in the U.S. on July 17. It takes place within the Polish American community of Hamtramck, Michigan – the childhood home of director Theresa Connelly – at some time between the 1950s and 1970s. Virtually all characters are Polish Americans, though the actors playing them are mostly of other ethnic origins. Kristen Bell appears in an uncredited role, making this her film debut.

Polish Wedding
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Film poster
Directed byTheresa Connelly
Written byTheresa Connelly
Produced byNick Wechsler
CinematographyGuy Dufaux
Edited by
  • Curtiss Clayton
  • Suzanne Fenn
Music byLuis Bacalov
Distributed byFox Searchlight Pictures
20th Century Fox
Release date
  • July 17, 1998 (1998-07-17)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$692,588[1]


Jadzia is the matriarch of a family of five children, four sons and a daughter. The household also includes the eldest son's wife – a Syrian-American whom Jadzia calls a Gypsy and who also works with Jadzia – and their child. Jadzia is (somewhat) happily married to Bolek, but is having a long-term relationship with Roman. Her daughter Hala becomes pregnant by a neighborhood cop and her family pressures him to marry her.

The interior of the family's home was shot in a local house on Wyandotte Street in Hamtramck. The St. Florian Church was used as a backdrop.



On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 42% based on reviews from 36 critics.[2]

Home mediaEdit

The region 1 DVD was released March 16, 1999.


  1. ^ "Polish Wedding". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Polish Wedding (1998)". Rotten Tomatoes.

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