When Kym (Anne Hathaway - Golden Globe Nominee, Best Actress, Motion Picture (Drama)), returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), she brings a long history of personal crises, family conflict and tragedy along with her. The wedding couple's abundant party of friends and relations have 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. Filled with the rich and eclectic characters that remain a hallmark of Jonathan Demme's films, Rachel Getting Married paints a heartfelt, perceptive and sometimes hilarious family portrait.
I had heard about this movie and figured I would enjoy it but wow, just wow! This movie was great, I would definitely call it eclectic. The group of people in this movie were amazing, from the main actors to the wedding party guests to all the musicians it was just great. Made me wish I was part of this diverse group of people, it was just awesome to see.
For awhile I was bothered by some of the background information that was only hinted at about Kym's background but then I thought about it and decided to see the movie more as an atmospheric piece and in that sense it works, and it doesn't really matter what happened to Kym in the past, it's more about the present and her and her family getting over their past.
For being a rather serious and kind of sad movie, it left me feeling rather good, just getting a glimpse into these people's lives and meeting their group of friends and being their for Rachel's wedding.
I also really liked the special features, where the director talks about how the whole soundtrack was played live during the filming of the movie, how awesome is that! And how one of the main characters (the fiance) is played by the lead singer of the band, TV on the Radio. Some great special features.
All in all a great movie, that I would definitely suggest!
Rachel Getting Married was released on dvd March 10th!
Watched via Netflix