Rachel Getting Married
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Rachel Getting Married
When Kym returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel, she brings a long history of personal crisis, family conflict and tragedy along with her. The wedding couple's abundant party of friends and relations has gathered for a joyful weekend of feasting, music and love, but Kym--with her biting one-liners and flair for bombshell drama--is a catalyst for long-simmering tensions in the family dynamic.

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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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