Rachel Getting Married
Rachel Getting Married (2008)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 3, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rachel Getting Married is an engrossing tale of family angst, highlighted by Anne Hathaway's powerful performance and director Jonathan Demme's return to form.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Those who surrender to Demme's disarming, almost participatory technique will find themselves overwhelmed, exhilarated and inspired by the eternal possibilities of cinema.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Rachel Getting Married is a magical wallow in excess, a too-happy, too-sad, too-indulgent plunge into an over-planned wedding.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Aside from this lovely façade of racial harmony, your picture is really just another trite chick flick about sisterhood.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Even Hathaway's remarkable, Oscar-worthy performance can't save it.

Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

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

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Rosemary Dewitt is fantastic.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

By the time you leave the theater, you feel like you were one of the guests. I, for one, was happy for the invitation.

Will Leitch

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Miserable, unlikable people interact with other miserable, unlikable people. How is that supposed to be entertainment? Anne Hathaway's character is one of… More
Michael S
An outstanding family drama that I hope wins Anne Hathaway an Oscar, or at the very least a nomination. One of my favorites of 2008. Loved it even more on… More
Lanning : )
You'd better be in a good mood when you see this; it is very much of a downward spiral. Beautiful example of ensemble acting. The family interaction is… More
Sajin P A
This is the best independent movie I've ever seen. Anne Hathaway is so unlucky not to get an Oscar for this movie. This is so far her most powerful… More
Jason Robinson
It's not that this is bad movie -- it's very very well made and the acting is excellent. Also loved the music. I guess I just couldn't relate to… More
erika bruhns
too dumb. weak plot. not good acting .