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Rachel Getting Married - Have you seen it?

post #1 of 10
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Oh my goodness. I just finished watching it and I can honestly say I haven't cried that hard watching a movie since I saw Beaches when I was 12.

It was not at ALL what I expected. Have you seen it?
post #2 of 10
I haven't seen it as I could tell it would not be something I'd like, but so far I keep hearing the same thing out of a lot of people. That Anne Hathaway did a very good job, but the movie was awful - lots of people have complained about it so far and wanted reimbursed with a free rental for wasting their money.
post #3 of 10
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I'm amazed that anyone would think the movie was awful. It was incredible, but I think you have to be someone who has an appreciation for that type of movie to like it. It's not for everyone. If you're just looking for a fun, entertaining movie, this is not for you. But if you want a thought-provoking movie with a message, then this is a great film.
post #4 of 10
Hmm, based on the plot summary I found in Wikki, it doesn't sound all that good to me.

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Kym (Anne Hathaway) returns home from drug rehab the day before her sister, Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), is getting married to Sidney (Tunde Adebimpe), a musician. Her arrival causes long-standing family tensions to surface.
Can you elaborate more on that and give me a reason why you found this movie to be worthy of watching?
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Can you elaborate more on that and give me a reason why you found this movie to be worthy of watching?
If the plot summary doesn't at least pique your interest, you won't like this movie. It's a character study and a look at how a family reacts to crisis both in its present and in its past.
post #7 of 10
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If you have an appreciation for movies like Revolutionary Road or Leaving Las Vegas, you might like this movie.

I personally enjoy movies even if they are dark and leave some questions un-answered (Doubt is a perfect example of such a movie). I also enjoy a good character study, where a film is more about the complexities of humanity than a plot.

Rachel Getting Married is not some happy-go-lucky thrill ride with an ending that explains everything with a cherry on top. It is a character study. If you like character studies, watch this movie. If you don't, then don't watch this movie.
post #8 of 10
I never saw Rev. Road but I loved Leaving Las Vegas and in fact own that movie. Next time I get to Blockbuster I may just rent Rachel Getting Married. Or I may wait till it is On Demand. Thanks for the info.
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If the plot summary doesn't at least pique your interest, you won't like this movie. It's a character study and a look at how a family reacts to crisis both in its present and in its past.
Hmmm...I may have to rent this. I love movies that get into characters' heads, but I have to be in the mood for it. I think the title may be misleading...ie, marriage = happiness. I'm guessing this doesn't happen in this movie.
post #10 of 10
I thought it was a very interesting movie as well. It's not a happy-go-lucky movie, it's a powerful movie about a family that is strained at the best of times and made even more stressed out by the wedding of the "good" daughter. The actors all do a fantastic job.

Linda - you can't really know what a movie will be like from just a 3 line synopsis. But if you like more real storylines, you'll probably like it, if you prefer to only lighthearted movies, or comedies then you are unlikely to enjoy it.
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