Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
62% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
73% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
60% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding (1952)

tomatometer

No Score Yet...

Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 1

audience

54

liked it
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 278

My Rating

Movie Info

25-year-old Julie Harris convincingly recreates her Broadway role of 12-year-old tomboy Frankie Addams in the 1952 screen version of Carson McCullers' play. Feeling rejected when her older brother goes off on his honeymoon without inviting her along, Frankie runs away from her middle-class southern home. She endures several other adolescent traumas, not least of which is the sudden death of her bespectacled young cousin John Henry (Brandon De Wilde). With the help of warmhearted housekeeper

Unrated,

Drama

Carson McCullers

May 2, 2000

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1)

The story is pleasantly enacted and the scenery and skiing are superb.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Dull and droopy -- a stage transplant that didn't take.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (2)
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

An overly static adaptation of Carson McCullers' 1950 Broadway hit about the end of adolescence, saved by the playwright's dialogue.

November 1, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Zinnemann's evocation of painful childhood boasts lyrical dialogue from screipters Edna and Edward Anhalt, who altered very little of Carson McCuller's terrif book, first adapted to the stage in 1950.

December 27, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Wonderful, moving play-based film featuring great Ethel Waters performance.

June 30, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Classic performances.

January 19, 2006
PopcornQ

Audience Reviews for The Member of the Wedding

Some good acting by Ethel Waters in this slice of life and coming of age drama. The usually superior Julie Harris is shrill and annoying trying to be convincing as a 12 year old.
September 12, 2012
jjnxn
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

The actors make the most of a rather plodding story. It is surprising that this film received all the honours that it did. It was behind its time.
December 17, 2013
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Member of the Wedding on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Emmy Winners
Emmy Winners

Full winners list

Emmys Red Carpet
Emmys Red Carpet

Pictures from the big ceremony

More Emmy Pictures
More Emmy Pictures

Inside the winners' press room

National Dog Day
National Dog Day

101 photos of movie and television dogs

Summer Scorecard
Summer Scorecard

Find out how critics rank the movies!

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile