Here's the list for December, I'm posting early as I'm going on a Thanksgiving Vacation, I'll be back Nov 29,…
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…
Though not her best role, I enjoyed Hathaway's performance anyways and the film's depiction of mental illness. However, it all felt rather 'trope-y'. Tunde Adebimpe, the lead singer of TV On the Radio, did a lovely job on the other hand.
It's a shame that the last fifteen minutes are so interminably self-indulgent, as this film absolutely floored up until that point. At least three scenes (of anger, sadness, and tenderness) nearly wrecked me. Incredible performances all round, especially Hathaway in the performance that should have won the Oscar.
I was really tired when I watched this movie and I did not enjoy it. I will try to watch this again when I'm in a good mood and can focus on the movie.
film 4, task 19: a pre-2010 film shot on digital
okay, so, this is the fourth film i've watched of this hunt (not counting the two films i have to rewatch) that has sort of let me down a little bit. (more or less) i mean, i enjoyed it, but i didn't really connect with it as much as i hoped it would have. that being said, it is still an indie film and so it has a certain quality which makes me love it. anne hathaway gives a good performance, but i thought rosemarie dewitt was better as the titular rachel. she's really underrated. her character's wedding to tunde adebimpe's sidney (who is another delight) was really sweet and cute. idk, i kind of wish i would have liked this better than i did.
"sisterhood conquers all."
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The dance that the dad does when he finds out Rachel is pregnant 😂
I knew I didn't like going to weddings.
Anne Hathaway does a great performance as a person who is fighting addicting and certain mental challenges. There is a lot of drama that works for the most part between characters and internal struggles. First time I learned of the Dogme 95 style of filmmaking which intrigued me, a step above the shaky cam found footage in my opinion. This may be among my favorite performances from her other than Selina Kyle.
A brilliant small family drama, with standout performances all around but anchored by a mesmerizing Anne Hathaway. Demme's camera seamlessly captures every nuance of each actor's performance and their relationships to each other. Great to see Debra Winger back on screen.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but…