• R, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Jonathan Demme
    In Theaters:
    Sep 3, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 10, 2009
  • Sony Pictures Classics


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Rachel Getting Married Reviews

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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

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

September 7, 2013
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.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: A-

June 22, 2013
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

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

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 4/5

April 9, 2012
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Rachel Getting Married is an extraordinary achievement.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 6, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Pulsates with life

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 26, 2009
Anders Wotzke

Like being forced to sit through an overly long wedding video in the living room of a couple you hardly even know.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 1, 2009

Kym crashes through her family and the weekend, careening off real and imaginary obstacles with a fierce yet still sympathetic rancor. It's the home movie you hope never to see of your life, impeccably filled with color and on-set live music and life and

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 31, 2009
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Only those who are willing to forego the many imperfections in the loosey-goosey script and Demme's improvisational style will feel the acting makes the film worth seeing.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B-

May 1, 2009
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix

By the time the Ganesha cake is cut, you're left with the poodle as the only family member worthy of empathy.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 23, 2009
Michael Dequina

The messiness that goes with genuinely flawed and complex people is what makes the film ring so true and cut so deep.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 29, 2009
Kam Williams

Most noteworthy for Anne Hathaway's absorbing, Oscar-nominated portrayal of a disturbed soul desperate to control the demons derailing her reality.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

March 26, 2009
Rob Gonsalves

It's a lovely movie, with abundant charm and no fear of suffering.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

March 24, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an alternatingly intriguing and maddening cinematic experience...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2009
Brian Holcomb

This isn't the kind of melodrama where a happy facade is slowly torn away-the tensions are there from the start and no one has illusions that things are nice and rosy.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 5/5

March 17, 2009
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The only real surprise is that someone doesn't break into "Burning Down the House" at the rehearsal dinner.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2009
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Jonathan Demme has struck a brilliant balance here, delivering a film that looks, sounds and feels painfully honest, while making it entertaining as well as deeply truthful.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 87/100

March 2, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The screenplay is fairly standard and even has a few cracks in it, but this film does have exceptional performances. Those performances lift this film above mediocrity.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

February 20, 2009
Evan Williams
The Australian

The pace never slackens, the prattle is relentless. And in the end I was moved.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 20, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Consegue estabelecer, através do recorte de apenas um fim-de-semana na vida de seus personagens, um retrato profundamente complexo e tocante das relações entre os integrantes de uma família marcada pela tragédia.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

February 13, 2009
Tom Huddleston
Time Out Sydney

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

Full Review Source: Time Out Sydney | Original Score: 5/6

February 13, 2009
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