Rachel Getting Married (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rachel Getting Married (2008)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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.more
Rating: R (for language and brief sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Jenny Lumet
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 10, 2009
Box Office: $12.7M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


Victoria Haynes
as Bridesmaid
Beau Sia
as Wedding Czar
Elizabeth Hayes
as Susanna Galeano
Innbo Shim
as Wedding Planner
Zafer Tawil
as Violin Friend
Tamyra Gray
as Singing Friend
Darrell Larson
as 12-Step Group Leader
Michele Federer
as 12-Step Reader
Pastor Melvin Jones
as 12-Step Speaker
Matthew Stadelmann
as 12-Step First-Timer
Quincy Tyler Bernsti...
as 12-Step Receptionist
Annaleigh Ashford
as Quick Stop Cashier
Robyn Hitchcock
as Wedding Band Perform...
Sister Carol East
as Wedding Band Perform...
Carol Jean Lewis
as Sidney's Mom
Roger Corman
as Party Guest with Mov...
Kyrah Julian
as Sidney's Sister
Sebastian Stan
as Walter, bowtie part...
Elizabeth Hayes
as Susanna Galeano
Fab Five Freddy
as Wedding Performer
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Rachel Getting Married

Critic Reviews for Rachel Getting Married

All Critics (193) | Top Critics (48)

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

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

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

Full Review… | September 7, 2013
Movie Talk

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.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

Like a family reunion with its share of embarrassing moments, it may be worth attending all the same.

Full Review… | April 9, 2012
Time Out Chicago

Rachel Getting Married is an extraordinary achievement.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Cinema Autopsy

Scarily real.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010

Audience Reviews for Rachel Getting Married

Miserable, unlikable people interact with other miserable, unlikable people. How is that supposed to be entertainment? Anne Hathaway's character is one of the more loathsome leads you'll ever see in a movie.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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 so real you lose yourself in their dysfunctional drama. Of course the star of the show is Anne Hathaway. I'm not big on movies about addiction and recovering addicts, but Hathaway has gone so deeply into the psyche of her character that you'd think she herself had lived through the experience. Without a doubt, this is Hathaway's best performance so far. I've never seen her so fully inhabit a character. Props too to Bill Irwin, the father who cares too blindly and, guiltily, too much.

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

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 the "family agst" and Connecticut suburbia. Recommended, but not encouraged.

Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer

Rachel Getting Married Quotes

– Submitted by Sami A (3 years ago)
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Rachel Getting Married on our Movie forum!