Rachel Getting Married (2008)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

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A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.




  • Anne Hathaway at an event for Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  • Anne Hathaway at an event for Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  • Debra Winger in Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  • Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  • Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  • Anne Hathaway and Anna Deavere Smith in Rachel Getting Married (2008)

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6 September 2010 | lee_eisenberg
| married to unpleasant reality
Family gatherings often make for awkward or even unpleasant moments in movies, and Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" presents such a situation. Anne Hathaway plays Kym, who gets released from rehab for a few days to attend her sister's wedding in Connecticut. Once she arrives, the family's painful history begins to come out, and every member - Kym included - has to face how s/he has contributed to the problems.

Probably the most noticeable thing during the movie is the hand-held camera-work. Due to the film's caustic subject matter, this was an appropriate move, so as to create a naturalistic sensation, but at the same time it does occasionally distract from the movie's action. But aside from that, the characters made me feel as if I was walking on eggshells, simply due to the family's anger resulting from their gut-wrenching history. The fine performances without a doubt reinforce this.

Undoubtedly, "Rachel Getting Married" reaffirms Jonathan Demme as one of the great directors of our era. The top-notch performances, helping the audience understand what is wrong with this dysfunctional family, just might give you a new view of your own family. Definitely one that you can't afford to miss. Also starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin and Debra Winger.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$293,369 5 October 2008

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