|Rachel Getting Married (DVD, 2009, Canadian)|
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|Rachel Getting Married (DVD, 2009)|
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Features Acotrs:Anne Hathaway,Rosemarie DeWitt,Debra Winger & Bill Irwin
Running Time:113 Min.
Hathaway (The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada) is Kym, a sarcastically self-described 'visiting sociopath' who is on leave from the local drug rehab facility in a pricey Connecticut burb, to stop by the sprawling family home for sister Rachel's (Rosemarie DeWitt) lavish wedding. Kym is also in search of a little unconditional love, not likely in an atmosphere where she's most remembered for 'passing out in bathtubs, and restraining orders.' There's also a rising level of unspoken tension beneath the composed family facade in anticipation of the wedding, around Kym's connection to a family tragedy involving a younger brother. Meanwhile, their absentee mom (Debra Winger) drops by, barely aware that she's even a part of this family, while their self-flagellating, emotional wreck of a dad (Bill Irwin) seems to have assumed all parental roles for the duration.
There are devastating scenes of wrenching family turmoil, when Kym and Mom literally slug it out, and a stunned dinner table confessional where Kym tearfully testifies to the many assembled wedding guests, the consuming guilt, despair and family shame she's been carrying around all these years.
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Rachel Getting Married is a superb piece of cinema by the director of Silence of the Lambs and Philidelphia. Anna Hathaway's performance is nothing short of powerful while her co-stars only fall a little short. Well deserving of her Oscar nomination, Anne Hathaway portrays an addict still living with the ghosts of her pasts (unfortunatly, so is her sister Rachel). One of the more interesting tones of the film is the camera direction. It nearly reminds one of a home-made video which simply works so well with the feeling that we are watching these peoples lives candidly. A very emotional picture, not to deter the more alpha male types, but make sure you have a tissue handy.
This must have been one of Ann Hathaways first movies since she looked so young in it. I bought this because I wanted to see her in the role which she did a very good job portraying the sister. It was a slow moving movie that did not keep your attention going but not sure if I would have purchased it again or recommend it to anyone. Just an OK movie.
This movie was more like an indie film I guess, but I wanted to see it because it was such a different role for Anne Hathaway. She really played a good role in this movie. I just thought some points in the movie were tedious and drawn out to long. Overall it was good, a good story.
I love anything Jonathan Demme directs. He is a great filmmaker: SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, PHILADELPHIA. This film is different than anything he's directed but if you a Demme fan then I recommend it.