Rachel Getting Married (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Rachel Getting Married

All Critics (197) | Top Critics (47)

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

January 23, 2009 | Rating: 5/6 | Full Review…

Even Hathaway's remarkable, Oscar-worthy performance can't save it.

November 7, 2008

Rosemary Dewitt is fantastic.

November 7, 2008 | Full Review…

Rachel Getting Married is a magical wallow in excess, a too-happy, too-sad, too-indulgent plunge into an over-planned wedding.

October 24, 2008 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's a successful experiment that leaves you with a mix of hope and despair. To the lovers, best wishes. To the lonely, our sympathies.

October 24, 2008 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

By the time you leave the theater, you feel like you were one of the guests. I, for one, was happy for the invitation.

October 24, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4

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
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.

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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
Jason Robinson

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