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

 

 

Written by Sharon Wilharm

Sharon Wilharm is a female filmmaker, blogger, and speaker with over a decade of industry experience. She and her husband, Fred, just released SUMMER OF '67, their seventh feature film. Their movies have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the globe as well as multiple television networks. They've accumulated dozens of festival accolades including many Best of Fest awards and 4 ICVM Crown Awards. Sharon is passionate about visual storytelling, branding, and marketing and would love to speak at your upcoming event.

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