Rachel Getting Married
Rachel Getting Married is a contemporary drama with an aggressive sense of humor about the return of an estranged daughter to the family home for her sister's wedding.
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Intense, insightful family drama celebrates love.
what parents need to know
what families can talk about
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Fresh: I've never seen a movie with this mixture of fullness and desolation. Rachel Getting Married is a masterpiece.
- David Edelstein, New York Magazine, Saturday, October 18, 2008
Fabulous! Great performance by Hathaway. Well directed and written... all around good movie.
- dreamfaeries, Sunday, December 27, 2009
After watching Rachel Getting Married, I was left with two very strong impressions. Jenny Lumet is an outstanding writer, and Anne Hathaway has more acting ability than I ever would have expected. The writing really is artful. Lumet clearly has a clear understanding of family relationships and and dynamics, and that's a big part of what makes this movie so good. None of the characters seem inauthentic, and none of the dialogue feels contrived. Everything an everyone makes sense within the story, and it lends the movie a level of realism that could almost be from a documentary. I loved it. As for the actors, as I said before, every role is wonderful. Each actor turns their character into a real, breathing person, and you feel lie you're peering into the lives of some actual people in Stamford, CT. Anne and Rosemarie DeWitt are charged with most of the heavy acting, and they hit it out of the park. Outstanding, all around. The story is sad, uncomfortable, funny, and joyous. I like movies that can invoke a variety of different emotions from the audience, and Rachel Getting Married is a prime example of that. If you like complex characters and compelling family dramas, then this is the movie for you.
- lewiskendell, Thursday, December 10, 2009