Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rachel Getting Married (2008) R - 3½ Stars

Let me just say that if I ever get married, I want a wedding like Rachel has. Beautiful, laid back, fun, spiritual in a different way, and of course slightly dysfunctional. Though there's nothing fun or beautiful about whats happening with Kym that causes her to become the family black sheep. I guess I could relate to her in a little as I've been known to be the party girl of my family. The movie's not that all exciting but does make you feel. Especially if you've grown up with a siblings always fighting for attention. The casting is believable with the families looking like the belong to one another. I especially liked the wedding cape and garb. Great acting, Hathaway is great playing Kym and very believable.

Rachel Buchman (Rosemarie DeWitt) is getting married. Everything is working out well with her loving family and adoring friends right be her side. All that's missing is her sister Kym (Anne Hathaway), to stand by her side as she marries the man she loves, Sidney Williams (Tunde Adebimpe). Kym is just being released from rehab and as soon as she returns to the family, everyone is wondering if she will be okay or have a melt down relapse and ruin the ceremony. Even though the storm's cleared up making the outdoor services possible, everyone is holding their breath to see if Kym will become the dark cloud over the happy occasion.

Awards include:

2008 - Rachel Getting Married - Alliance of Women Film Journalists - Best Woman Screenwriter
2008 - Rachel Getting Married - Chicago Film Critics Association - Best Actress
2008 - Rachel Getting Married - Toronto Film Critics Association - Best Director
2008 - Rachel Getting Married - Austin Film Critics - Best Actor
2008 - Rachel Getting Married - Utah Film Critics - Best Screenplay

Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Jenny Lumet
Producers: Jonathan Demme, Neda Armian, Marc E. Platt
I viewed 4/09

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