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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.
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.
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.
BOX OFFICE. 💰💰💰 💲16.1 million
Engrossing & interesting, 'Rachel Getting Married' transforms the viewer into a fly on the wall of a most dysfunctional family. Anne Hathaway rules the screen as recovering addict Kym, as Jonathan Demme captures every nuance and eye roll that takes place when Kym returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding. Old demons resurface and nothing gets solved but grievances are aired and amends are attempted. The documentary style camera works wonderfully with the story, which thanks to a no nonsense approach from Jenny Lumet, pulls no punches. Scenes are longer and the actors can flex their muscles, while Demme watches and directs. The length slows the momentum at times and the story does have some repetitiveness, but nothing too detrimental. Recommended, especially for anyone going to a wedding. Try and top this all inclusive and drama filled affair.
NOMINATED Best Actress
NOMINATED Best Actress
Lovely Rachel is getting married, and her sister Kym, temporarily out of rehab, is also invited.
Not everything goes as planned.
Demme's handheld direction perfectly suits the semi-documentary and realistic style of documenting the marriage, but somehow it was distracting.
I feel it's all with ups and downs: some tedious scenes, like the speeches at the dinner table or the dishwasher scene (although that ended powerfully), are mixed with absorbing sequences, like when the sisters are on collision course for the first time.
It's this strange combination that seriously hampered my experience, and that's certainly not the fault from the acting, which is terrific across the board.
Obviously the wedding is supposed to juxtapose Kym's condition, but for me there was just too much focus on the event; otherwise I would have given 4 stars.
With direction rooted in deep realism and a truly fearless cast (Anne Hathaway's performance is unbelievable), "Rachel Getting Married" chronicles addiction and family drama with compelling and engrossing style.
The plot and characters and movie stuff is super good but sitting through the wedding performances and stuff is less tolerable than an actual wedding
En esta película de Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia, El silencio de los corderos), donde la boda de Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) es la excusa para reunir a los miembros de una familia azotada por algunos traumas y donde salen a relucir las tensiones de los mismos, destaca una gran interpretación de Anne Hathaway, por la cual estuvo nominada a numerosos premios, ente ellos al Oscar y ganando algunos de ellos. Ha sido grato ver a Debra Winger, que siempre me gustó mucho y se deja ver poco últimamente.
In this film by Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs), where the wedding of Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) is the excuse to bring together members of a family plagued by some trauma and…
Anne Hathaway's best performance to date!
Rachel Getting Married is a film that has eluded me for years, having constantly forgotten to add it to my watchlist and every time I'd come across it I'd think to myself that I needed to finally get around to checking it out. Well the day has finally come and turns out it was worth the wait.
Following Anne Hathaway's Kym as she returns to her childhood home after a stint in rehab to attend her sister's wedding, the film dives deep into the frayed tensions existing between the family members. Using a shaky steadycam to emphasize not only Kym's anxiety of re-immersing herself into the family but also the tense, egg-shell walking nature of her own flesh and blood,…
First entry into my Pantheon.
The reason “Rachel Getting Married” became such an important film to me lies in the ways it portraits and deals with trauma, loss, and grief – by being a celebration of joy, love, and life. 2010 was a very bad year for me in a lot of ways, and this film gave me the opportunity to look at things in my own life through the lens of cinema. Things that were too close, too big, too powerful to observe directly.
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Rachel Getting Married represents one of my personal favorite forms of filmmaking, that being the minimalistic/realistic approach that puts you right in the center of everything like a fly on the wall. This is one of those movies that's not flashy in its style in any way, but that works for it, because it helps to emphasize the gritty, emotional and character-driven nature of the story that much more. In that respect, director Jonathan Demme creates a really engrossing atmosphere that's certainly uncomfortable a lot of the time, but that's the point; the movie is about people with fractured souls trying their best to hide from the pain, and Demme does a terrific job in bringing that out through the…
There are so many cliches about wedding, addiction, and dysfunctional families at this point that it is very refreshing to see a movie that doesn't fall for them. The bride doesn't get cold feet, the wedding goes off without a hitch, there are no sudden professions of love, the addicts never relapse, there is no cure for addiction, the family isn't perfect at the end and there is no "fun" in this "dysfunctional". Hell, there aren't even any chances for these cliches to happen. Instead, what does occur in the movie is much more dramatic and far more intense, leading to one of the smartest dramas I've seen in a while.
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