Margot at the Wedding
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Margot at the Wedding, writer/director Noah Baumbach's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated The Squid and the Whale, stars Nicole Kidman as Margot, a woman who travels with her son to the wedding of her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh). The relationship between the two siblings has never been harmonious, a situation that is exacerbated when Margot discovers she cares very little for her sister's fiancé (Jack Black). Soon the high-strung Margot escalates a feud between her sister and the neighbors, and family secrets come to light, forcing everyone to rethink their various feelings toward each… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

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"Baumbach's interest in families - a distinct Baumbachian sort of family - is acute and his observations often painful and delivered with a dry wit."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"There isn't a pleasant, wholly likable character in the cast. But you can't avert your eyes from it."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Who the hell names their son Claude? Do they want him to get beat up every day of his life?"
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The raw, real centerpiece is the relationship between Kidman and Leigh, whose performances drive the film."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Noah Baumbach is the king of dysfunction. We constantly see films about war, love, aliens, so why no films about how insanely uncomfortable family can be with one another?"
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The results aren't bruising, just numbing"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"No one does bad parent movies better than Noah Baumbach."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Doesn't quite measure up to its predecessor but it is still an often painfully accurate study of fractured family relationships."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Apart from John Turturro in a cameo, all the characters are monsters and/or basket cases."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"There's no question Baumbach has a way with words and actors (Kidman, Leigh and Jack Black are terrific)."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Noah Baumbach’s entry into the dysfunctional-family sweepstakes is a successfully depressing affair that has some genuine laughs to maintain interest while the fake relationships that dominate every scene leave the viewer as estranged as the char"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"a dysfunctional family portrait that, at best, shows how far sisterly bonds can stretch without breaking. At worst, it demonstrates what happens when a writer with nothing to say continues to produce after his supply of bio fuel is exhausted"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Of course, we get nothing so false as an "emotional journey" for anyone. But as the film abruptly ends, you can't help feeling a little less ice would go a long way."
‑ , thelondonpaper
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