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Rachel Getting Married ()

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featuring Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Tunde Adebimpe, Debra Winger

Lingering tensions clash with new hopes in director Jonathan Demme's ensemble drama set during an idyllic wedding that threatens to descend into ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Raccoon Eyes

by riverrun on Jul 30, 2009

Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" brought to mind a John Cassevettes film for the well-heeled. With a screenplay by Jenny Lumet and a jerky, handheld videocam, it felt more improvisatory less energetic than earlier Demme films like "Something Wild." As the alienated, self-loathing daughter in rehab (with a secret) who comes home for her sister's wedding, with raccoon eyes, Anne Hathaway gives the movie an undertow, though the yuppified Connecticut wedding guests and soundtrack music are almost comically multi-culti and globalized. The toasts to the couple were new-age platitudes, though I doubt Demme intended it that way. Still, the sisters' rivalry, vying for Daddy's attention, and Debra Winger's absent mother were drawn well.

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