A young woman with a history of drug problems is given temporary release from her rehabilitation facility to attend her sister’s wedding, but her arrival causes heated family tensions to bubble to the surface.
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2 1/2 out of 5 stars. Easily falls under the only-need-to-see-it-once category. Obviously the point but Rachel Getting Married is an incredibly awkward and uncomfortable watch with a ton of superfluous filler rife with pretentiousness. I kept praying Hathaway's character would relapse into an OD even if I didn't mind Jonathan Demme's visual style. (Yes, put the damn camera down.) A decent watch but not very engaging.
debra winger wipes the floor with every fucking cast member in all of, what, ten minutes of screen time? she's phenomenal. anne is very good but i hope her next baity role calls for a little more restraint.
So I kind of was able to respect Hathaway here as she proved herself as a decent actor, however all her later films has just shown how awful she is. Maybe it was just the direction of Jonathan Demme, I don't know. I think it's a superior film anyway and deserves a 5-star. Big ups for Tunde Adebimpe as well!
Honest, raw, and authentic. It’s a pretty realistic illustration of what recovery looks like. The family dynamics are on point and the Kym’s behaviors and self absorption mimic what I have seen in numerous addicts. (personally know addicts and used to be a therapist at a drug rehab center). Glad I gave miss Hathaway a chance, cuz I can't stand her...
The title, the premise, the director, and even rave review for Hathaway performances,didn't get me interested at all,.that's why this film just sit in my shelf for a long time. But then come the times when i don't have anything to watch,so without hoping so much,i turn this into the DVD player...and whoa,i'm amazed with how great this film truly are ! shame on me for underestimates this film so much