Rachel Getting Married
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Rachel Getting Married
Lingering tensions clash with new hopes in director Jonathan Demme's ensemble drama set during an idyllic wedding that threatens to descend into chaos with the appearance of the bride's estranged sister -- a volatile and unpredictable girl whose turbulent history of personal crisis and family conflict quickly threatens to take precedence over the happy ceremony. Rachel Buchman (Rosemarie DeWitt) is about to be married to the love of her life, but while the weather outside may be perfect, there's a storm blowing in. That storm goes by the name Kym (Anne Hathaway). Kym is the family… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Those who surrender to Demme's disarming, almost participatory technique will find themselves overwhelmed, exhilarated and inspired by the eternal possibilities of cinema."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Rachel Getting Married is a magical wallow in excess, a too-happy, too-sad, too-indulgent plunge into an over-planned wedding."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"If your image of Anne Hathaway is still that of a cute ingénue, then you'll be shocked by her blistering performance as a wayward junkie emerging from rehab to attend her sister's wedding in Jonathan Demme's documentary-style family drama"
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Rachel Getting Married is an extraordinary achievement."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"Kym crashes through her family and the weekend, careening off real and imaginary obstacles with a fierce yet still sympathetic rancor. It's the home movie you hope never to see of your life, impeccably filled with color and on-set live music and life and"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Even Hathaway's remarkable, Oscar-worthy performance can't save it."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"It's a successful experiment that leaves you with a mix of hope and despair. To the lovers, best wishes. To the lonely, our sympathies."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It's a common tale told like we've never heard it before. It's the melodrama Robert Altman never got to make. It's wonderful."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Pulsates with life"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Only those who are willing to forego the many imperfections in the loosey-goosey script and Demme's improvisational style will feel the acting makes the film worth seeing."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Rosemary Dewitt is fantastic."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"By the time you leave the theater, you feel like you were one of the guests. I, for one, was happy for the invitation."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Like a family reunion with its share of embarrassing moments, it may be worth attending all the same."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago
"Like being forced to sit through an overly long wedding video in the living room of a couple you hardly even know."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"By the time the Ganesha cake is cut, you're left with the poodle as the only family member worthy of empathy."
‑ Alicia Potter, Boston Phoenix
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