Margot at the Wedding Reviews

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November 4, 2018
The movie just isn't funny, nor is Baumbach's decision to leave the boom in shot in any way avant-garde.
October 31, 2018
Margot at the Wedding is a little too literary and its overall air of wry cartoonish dysfunctionality becomes wearing and is conceitedly telegraphed.
March 22, 2018
Don't be surprised if someone interrupts you in the middle of the film to ask if you understand what's happening on the screen and don't feel bad answering that you do not have the slightest idea. [Full review in Spanish]
August 27, 2009
The results aren't bruising, just numbing
March 17, 2008
a dysfunctional family portrait that, at best, shows how far sisterly bonds can stretch without breaking. At worst, it demonstrates what happens when a writer with nothing to say continues to produce after his supply of bio fuel is exhausted
February 29, 2008
Of course, we get nothing so false as an "emotional journey" for anyone. But as the film abruptly ends, you can't help feeling a little less ice would go a long way.
February 29, 2008
Dramatically and visually, there's no relief to be had in this self-indulgent downer.
February 29, 2008
There is such a thing as binge pessimism. It happens when one living disaster area, considered insufficient in a story, is served up with several others, causing audience braincells to swirl, stagger and collide against thalamic lampposts.
February 29, 2008
Never fully coheres or convinces.
February 29, 2008
This largely po-faced comedy drama has an annoying, self-congratulatory tone.
February 29, 2008
Humourless (though supposedly a comedy) and pretentious, almost a parody of the self-indulgent Sundance festival film, right down to the washed-out colours, droning dialogue and the title in big sans-serif capitals.
February 29, 2008
Some of the dialogue is well-crafted and the performances are generally strong (although Black hams shamelessly at times) but the characters are so loathsome that you long for a hurricane to sweep away this wedding party.
February 29, 2008
With superb acting and great dialogue, this acerbic comic drama has some excellent moments, but it too often feels like being on an enforced holiday with people you'd rather not spend any time with.
February 29, 2008
A big-name cast including Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh wrestles with a storyline containing industrial-sized quantities of misery and a plot that leaves too many loose ends hanging.
February 28, 2008
Those expecting fresh Squid will be disappointed. With few laughs and much whining, Margot takes the fun out of dysfunctional. It's a damp squib with lots of wail.
February 22, 2008
... after submerging the viewer in a hotbed of emotional insecurity and self-loathing for an hour and a half, it offers no real hope or movement beyond what it started out as.
February 16, 2008
I really didn't like it at all. Catch it on HBO so you can see it uncensored if you want to see some acting outside a script and director's ability to render it unpalatable.
February 7, 2008
the one thing missing is a plot - and this time Baumbach's characters and their go-nowhere problems are just not engaging enough to carry us through an hour and a half of grating domestic narcissism.
February 2, 2008
Noah Baumbach stumbles in his first film since the intriguing The Squid and the Whale. The performances are outlandish and the story is all over the place.
January 19, 2008
Ms. Kidman, who can liven up a reading of the phone book, doesn't quite bring enough icing for the cake to make her visit, and this film, particularly noteworthy.
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