Rachel Getting Married

Because following Brokeback Mountain and The Devil Wears Prada, Anne Hathaway continues to prove her acting chops.

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Bill Irwin, Tunde Adebimpe, Anna Deavere Smith

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When Kym returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel, she brings a long history of personal crisis and family conflict along with her. The wedding party’s abundant cast of friends and relations have gathered for an idyllic weekend of feasting, music and love, but Kym — with her black-comic one-liners and knack for bombshell drama — is a catalyst for long-simmering tensions in the family dynamic.

Excerpts from critical reviews, courtesy of ChunkIt!’s My Chunks beta feature:

NY Times critic A.O. Scott congratulates director Jonathan Demme for achieving “an undeniable and authentic vitality, an exuberance of spirit, that feels welcome and rare” in Rachel Getting Married.

Cinematical.com’s James Rocchi’s Toronto International Film Festival review calls Rachel Getting Married a “rich, real, and smart drama” with “an ear for dialogue and an eye for detail” that is “loaded with great and sincere performances from the top down”, predicting that it “may wind up being the film that took Anne Hathaway from being a name-brand movie star to being recognized as a talented, committed and gifted actress”.

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