Margot at the Wedding
Margot at the Wedding (2007)

Margot Zeller, a savagely bright, razor-tongued short-story writer who creates chaos wherever she goes, sets off on a surprise journey to the wedding of her estranged and free-spirited, unassuming sister Pauline. Margot, with her… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a great cast, the characters in Margot at the Wedding are too unlikable to enthrall viewers.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Baumbach's interest in families - a distinct Baumbachian sort of family - is acute and his observations often painful and delivered with a dry wit.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

There isn't a pleasant, wholly likable character in the cast. But you can't avert your eyes from it.

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Kristi Mitsuda
Stop Smiling

As in the minutely observed anatomy of a divorce in The Squid and the Whale, the pleasures and pains of Margot reside in the smallness of scope and queasy focus on delicate family matters.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Kidman's performance keeps you transfixed all the way through, because she delves into her character's damaged psyche so fully, you're constantly fascinated to see what biting, acidic thing she will say next.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Writer-director Noah Baumbach solidifies his standing as the modern bard of American dysfunctional families with Margot at the Wedding, but at the same time he's recycling material he's already covered, and covered more exquisitely.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Who the hell names their son Claude? Do they want him to get beat up every day of his life?

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Apart from John Turturro in a cameo, all the characters are monsters and/or basket cases.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

There's no question Baumbach has a way with words and actors (Kidman, Leigh and Jack Black are terrific).

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The results aren't bruising, just numbing

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
I usually like Noah Baumbach's dialogue so much that I'm able to overlook his films' meandering pace and unlikeable characters. I could not… More
Anthony Lawrie
I really liked The Squid and the Whale and so was really looking forward to this but I have to say, I'm disappointed. I liked the cast, every performance… More
Spencer S.
This film is in my favorite genre: dark humored, pointless, character driven films. Noah Baumbach is one of my favorite writer/directors, and in this story of a… More
Bruce Bruce
Margot played by Nicole Kidman reminds me of a girl I once dated from Boston College, I was doing a crossword puzzle and I asked her how to spell elephant, and… More
Mark Walker
Nicole Kidman has fleshed out some excellent roles throughout her career in some great films, namely; "To Die For" "Dogville" and most… More
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Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black, Zane Pais, Flora Cross, John Turturo DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY: Noah Baumbach Margot Zeller, a savagely… More

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