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.
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I've never wanted to write a review before, and I've seen my share of terrible movies. I suffered through this whole movie because Anne Hathaway, whom I usually love as an actress, was nominated. I'm beginning to believe if the critics call a move bad, I'm going to see it. This movie was boring to say the least. Save your money!!! They had a segment about who could put more dishes in the dishwasher. They put the dishes in, took them out, then put them in, all the while timing the person doing it. Pathetic. I've been disappointed many times recently with new movies. Unfortunately, I feel new writers are the only answer. I want to be entertained, not wait and hope something will save the movie. I watched the entire movie and I couldn't even give it one star.
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Rachel Getting Married (PG) * * *
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Big decisions can have lasting repercussions. No event is bigger than a wedding. Upheavals unfold unexpectedly and collectively in the dark-tinged Rachel Getting Married, a superior nuptial-laced treat from Sony Pictures Classics now hoping theatre managers say Ã¢â‚¬Å“I DoÃ¢â‚¬Â at Tinseltown (on Pender, free parking) and the Park Theatre. Oscar wining director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) opens our eyes to the raucous happenings at a most bizarre wedding.
Over 114 minutes we get to go up close and personal with two diverse families. Liberal-leaning Connecticut makes for the perfect state for Rachel and Sidney to get it on. Successful dad Paul is proud as a peacock to see his daughter walk down the aisle. More worries, however, concern his other daughter Kym.
Black sheep oddities can come with any family only our Kym is a case all unto herself. Fresh out of rehab this problem child arrives for the festivities and you can cut the tension with a knife. Naturally, all sorts of chaos ensues which all have a demonstrable effect on the assembled guests.
Real smart direction from Demme gives us a birdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eye view into all the peccadilloes of members of each family and their assorted guests. Anne Hathaway (Get Smart) turns in an Oscar caliber performance as the daughter whose madness(?) is palpable. Fathers everywhere will feel big time for the dilemma faced by Bill Irwin (Across the Universe) whose range of emotions are pretty broad here. Equal time goes to Rosemarie DeWitt (Cinderella Man) who takes a shining as bride to be Rachel, warts and all. Best man Kieran shows lots of poise by way of Mather Zickel (Balls of Fury) with Tunde Adebimpe sucking it all in as groom Sidney.
You get a real sense of all the excitement of a wedding with quite the build-up by Demme. More fuel is thrown on the fire with tons of in your face close-ups and just wild tangents hurled at you alongside some pretty unique scenes you just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t expect.
Just a touch long and on the talkative side, Rachel Getting Married still earns your respect as it real goes deep in showing family matters up close and offers some good performances by actors making their debut, including Anise George who turns in a memorable turn as Emma, one of many childhood friends.
Fresh and frank with few comic flashes makes the somber toned Rachel Getting Married worthy of your blessing.
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