Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rachel Getting Married

Director: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, other good actors you haven't heard of

Let me start by saying that Anne Hathaway annoys me like no other. And by no other I mean everyone excluding Keira Knightley and Renee Zelweger. Her bumbly doe-eyed stuttery girl-next-doorishness makes me want to cut a babies' legs off.

BUT....she was really fantastic in this. I don't know how she did it, but she should do it all the time.

This movie is more than your average dysfunctional family indie flick. It's not Margot at the Wedding or The Squid and the Whale or Little Miss Sunshine. It doesn't try to be cute or quirky or indie. Instead, it is artistic and tragic and real. Lengthy scenes of the married couple getting toasts and the dancing at the wedding reception place you into another world. It is less of a movie and more of an experience, like you are getting to live another person's life for a couple of hours. It is tragic like a long episode of A&E's Intervention. You become very invested in the characters. I actually have never seen anything quite like it. Well done!


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