The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
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'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…
A darkly intelligent wedding movie. It's possibly a little too clever for it's own good and at times is more annoying than it should be. Anne Hathaway is convincing as the hapless sister.
"Rachel Getting Married" is a wonderfully organic film. It features a superb performance from Anne Hathaway, whom I usually find very irritating. A lot of Jonathan Demme's achievement here is that he prefers to be watching the party in a purely objective fashion. He never judges his characters, and he doesn't tell us what to think. He merely observes, and there is something to be said for this kind of filmmaking in an age where flashy camera movements and visual effects seem to be increasingly dominating the big screens.
Boredom & cultural appropriation.
Families and weddings are the worst. Anne Hathaway was great though.
I kind of want to punch everyone in this movie in the face, which I suppose means it did its job.
i'm open minded when it comes to movies but sometimes i just have to admit when a movie is not for me. most animation is not for me because i'm not a baby so i tend to stay away from it. modern rom-coms are not for me because i'm not a shitty person. and this movie is not really for me because i don't know why, i could just tell from the get go that i wasn't having it.
I hate weddings but I love Anne Hathaway.
The kind of movie that gives films about family dysfunction a good name.
Anne Hathaway plays Kym, troubled younger sister to Rachel, who's (as the title suggests) getting married. Kym gets a leave of absence from rehab in order to attend Rachel's nuptials. Once she's back home, old sores open up, sisterly resentment boils over, and the accusations and tears fly, all while ineffectual dad (Bill Irwin) tries to play referee and emotionally distant mom (Debra Winger) remains auspiciously absent.
If this sounds like a slog to sit through, don't be scared off. Unlike the recent and absolutely atrocious "Margot at the Wedding," which this film reminded me of, "Rachel Getting Married" is full of flawed but deeply sympathetic characters…
Complete list. :-(
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…