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Rachel Getting Married
A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
This film was the decades biggest surprise for me. Just proves that the smallest of films can do the biggest of impacts. And much of it is thanks to Anne Hathaway, who delivers the role of a lifetime.
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Task # 10 A Film About Or Featuring A Wedding!
Anne Hathaway stars as Kym, a girl with more issues than she knows what to do with. Kym is released from her latest stint in rehab to attend her sister Rachel's ( Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding and this film looks at the various strained relationships in this dysfunctional family.
This is a blackly comic drama that's well written and has some strong performances but the main problem I had with it was Hathaway's lead character is just so unlikeable, the kind of person who needs to be the centre of attention, the fact that her sister is getting married doesn't matter, she…
Rachel Getting Married takes a documentary style approach to a story of how drug addiction can affect a family and it features Anne Hathaway's best performance to date.
I was tweeting about this movie while watching it, and Starr said she was looking forward to my review, since it was clear I was enjoying the film.
Unfortunately, as I warned her, I have a hard time writing about movies that affect me deeply. It's a painful and beautiful movie, and Annie Hathaway acts it to pieces. She's astonishing. (And Dewitt is great, too.) I am not sure what else to say right now.
I am numb inside.
Far and away Hathaway's best performance. She is absolutely fantastic here. Demme's minimalist approach makes this far more interesting than what I was expecting. I'm not usually one for melodrama, but the performances really helped make it something. Occasionally, Demme goes a bit overboard with the melodrama. For the most part, it really works. The story was a tad bit formulaic, but the great performances really elevated it to something special.
I am in love with this film. Anne Hathaway's performance as a selfish piece of shit drug addict was literally mesmerizing. Her sister was great, as well.
I didn't remember until just now that Jonathan Demme directed this. No wonder it's so good!
There's one instance where I felt like it was manufacturing a little too much drama for Kym (i.e. the guy at the salon), and I'm naturally averse to the bohemian hippie wedding stuff, but 90% of this hit me like a ton of bricks. The fly-on-the-wall documentary-style visual aesthetic suits the volatile nature of familial connections and Anne Hathaway completely dispels my normal complaints with her lived-in performance. Now if only Bill Irwin could stop touching people's faces.
There are some wounds that never get healed, and issues that are not spilled out of someone’s inside, but at some time inevitably they get out. In this film, that moment was on the days before Rachel’s wedding, when everything begins to tremble. It was great to feel that I wasn’t being fooled by this film, because everything seems humanized in it. Also, it was shot like a videotaping, what gives it that appearance of reality, intelligent choice by the man who did one of the most intelligent directions ever in ‘Silence of the lambs’, but in the end the credit is for the actors, and Jonathan Demme is a director who gives so much reliability to them, and they embodied the whole essence of this film because it feels so real, natural and humanly imperfect.
Nota = 7,5
I'm not normally a melodrama fan but "Rachel Getting Married" is an effective film about addiction, grief, and family. Anne Hathaway plays Kym, a recovering addict who attends her older sister's wedding. Rachel, the sister, doesn't understand Kym's narcissistic behavior despite working towards a degree in psychology. Their father is just trying to keep everyone happy and is trying to forget what Kym did several years earlier. Hathaway does a fine job in a very difficult and different role. Rosemarie DeWitt is also wonderful as Rachel.
Once we get into the wedding part of the film, I started rolling my eyes. My God, Questlove's wedding wouldn't be this ridiculous. There's a billion musicians playing a billion different genres. The reception…
True and simple, "Rachel Getting Married" is a portrayal of chaos in an unstable and broken family.
Even national treasure Anne Hathaway couldn't save this movie. It's a sub-par, culturally tone-deaf, American remake of Mira Nair's MONSOON WEDDING.
This movie was a captivating examination of a family and tensions between its members that threaten to erupt anew under the pressure of a major life event. I was really pulled in for the first 2/3rds of its run time, and enjoyed the intensity of the acting and intimacy of the camerawork throughout.
Unfortunately the script falters towards the end, leaving all the built up tension and drama so expertly crafted over the bulk of its run-time floating in the wind like culturally inappropriate Hindi dresses.
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