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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.
Film # 10/30 of Scavenger Hunt # 3!
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…
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.
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.
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.
a movie that does a great job of capturing all the stupid things every family does and how those contribute to setting the scene. The movie is incredibly tactical about its release of information in an incredibly satisfying way.
Wenigen Filmen gelingt es, dass der Zuschauer so sehr von dem Dargestellten absorbiert wird, dass er vergisst, einen Film zu sehen. Es gibt Filme, die so real wirken, dass man sich selbst vergisst und eins mit den Charakteren wird. Diese Leistung erbringt Jonathan Demme mit seinem stärksten Film seit Jahren, "Rachels Hochzeit" (OT: Rachel Getting Married).
Jonathan Demme gehört immer noch zu den profiliertesten Filmemachern Amerikas, doch es waren zweifelsohne die 90er, die seine Blütezeit darstellten. Zu dieser Zeit lieferte er zwei Meilensteine der Filmgeschichte, "Das Schweigen der Lämmer" (1991) und "Philadelphia" (1993), wobei ihm der erstere einen Oscar als bester Regisseur einbrachte. Jedoch hatte Demme in der Folgezeit auch einige Flops zu verbuchen, u.a. das fehlgeleitete Remake des Grant/Hepburn-Klassikers…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The characters are full of regret, anger, hope, wanting, and needs. The story is so reserved and tightly wound. The acting is brilliant. Hathaway is a consistent overactor, but here, sinks so deep into the role you forget about her as an actor, and think of her only as Kim and all her issues. To put into words the brilliance and importance of the film is to do it an injustice. Like The Tree of Life, its beauty is just inherent. It is almost effortless. The conversations/arguments between characters, mainly Rachel and Kim are incredibly written, but so are the "small" moments. Rachel missing the chance to go out to her mother as she leaves the wedding. Kim uttering softly…
A long uncomfortable wedding video. Well acted though. Hathaways character very hard to like.
More a non-committal 2.5 than anything else. Rachel Getting Married is an incredibly strange movie. One of the strangest movies Ive seen in ages, and the fact that it feels quite unique almost obscured the fact that I also didnt enjoy it very much. This brand of handheld melodrama isnt for me, and its riddled with questionable choices and moments. Yet, Rachel and Kim's sibling dynamic is so remarkably well explored by Lumet and Demme that I cant dismiss it entirely either. The script is fantastic, and the performances remarkable, but how its about telling this story is where it falters for me. And whatever was left by the time we got to Rachel and Sydney's bonkers bohemian wedding got lost somewhere between whatever the fuck was happening there.
Demme segue a tendência dos filmes atuais: se pretendem ultra realistas, com atuações que beiram uma representação sem artifícios – (Entre os Muros da Escola); câmera inquieta – nesse filme a câmera dá ritmo ao turbilhão que é a família, quando em Entre os Muros da Escola não passa de um tique – seus melhores planos (3) são feitos com tripé.
Chama atenção a liberdade que os atores possuem, fazendo de um provável improviso a essência do filme. Demme os liberta de convenções, fazendo com que o set seja mais uma experiência sobre como expressar os personagens de acordo com os atores que o expressam. Ou seja, Demme deixa os atores serem quem eles são. Esse é o ponto forte…
I often attend weddings and think, “Damn this is boring, when is someone gonna break out the cuckoo and make this thing interesting?” It never happens. It happened at Rachel’s wedding.
Since the last time I saw this, I've done a fair amount of 12 step work myself related to addiction in my family and that gave this a new layer for me.
Seeing a self-deprecating Kymmie (played excellently by Anne Hathaway) sitting uncomfortably as a slew of loved ones garnished the newly-weds with all their well wishes, while you braced for a sort of cataclysm to unravel when the mike was handed to the recovering drug addict; it was no "Curb Your Enthusiasm" but it was comparable in terms of the uneasiness sitting through it.
As mentioned, I had a thing for the manic ongoings with a wedding which was so impeccably planned but was always going to unfoil with upstarts like Kymmie appeared and brought all her baggages so flagrantly onto the table.
I thought Rosemarie De Witt who played the titular bride was excellent in her role as well while…
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