Ever been to one of those weddings that just will not end? “Rachel Getting Married” is the cinematic equivalent, a movie with a powerful performance from Anne Hathaway but a story undone by the self-indulgence of director Jonathan Demme, who loiters interminably on some scenes.
Anne Hathaway, left, is Kym and Rosemarie DeWitt as Rachel in “Rachel Getting Married.”
Demme’s detours into documentaries (“Neil Young: Heart of Gold,” “Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains”) actually serve him well as he crafts a loose, docudrama style that infuses great authenticity into this anguished reunion tale of family and friends.
But Demme did the reflect-real-life thing almost too well. Many moments are genuine to the point where you feel trapped in a room with someone else’s relations in a marathon session of picking and clawing at old wounds. Continue reading
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, directed by Jonathan Demme, written by Jenny Lumet, 113 minutes, rated R.
Jonathan Demme’s “Rachel Getting Married” isn’t really about Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) at all. It’s about her screwed-up sister Kym (Anne Hathaway in her best performance to date), a smoky, troublemaking but ultimately well-meaning mess on leave from a rehab facility who has been on drugs and booze for so much of her life, she unfortunately claimed another life along the way.
Just who that is won’t be revealed here, but it drives the emotions in a movie happy to unleash them at any point, which is often. Continue reading
“Rachel Getting Married” began life when director Sidney Lumet’s daughter, Jenny, imagined a young bride looking at herself in a three-way mirror. Then her sister bursts into the room, and the moment is either enhanced or — destroyed.Or perhaps a little of both.
As realized by director Jonathan Demme, “Rachel Getting Married,” which opens Friday, captures life in all of its messiness, juxtaposing a gorgeous wedding against a family confronting both a past tragedy and the present neediness (or is it selfishness — or perhaps unrecognized heroism?) of a daughter returning from rehab. The conflicts between the family members — the (by turns, blushing and bitter) bride, Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt); the self-absorbed sister (Anne Hathaway); the overcompensating father (Bill Irwin); the emotionally closed-off mother (Debra Winger) — are so finely drawn that your sympathies usually lie with whoever spoke last. Continue reading
Ever been to one of those weddings that just will not end?
“Rachel Getting Married” is the cinematic equivalent, a movie with a powerful performance from Anne Hathaway but a story undone by the self-indulgence of director Jonathan Demme, who loiters interminably on some scenes.
Demme’s detours into documentaries (“Neil Young: Heart of Gold,” “Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains”) actually serve him well as he crafts a loose, docudrama style that infuses great authenticity into this anguished reunion tale of family and friends. Continue reading
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Anne as Linda
Airing on HBO Max Photos | IMDB
Just as they decide to separate, Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor) find life has other plans when they are stuck at home in a mandatory lockdown. Co-habitation is proving to be a challenge, but fueled by poetry and copious amounts of wine, it will bring them closer together in the most surprising way.
Anne as Sarah Bilott
On DVD Photos | IMDB
A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
THE LAST THING HE WANTED
Anne as Elena McMahon
On Netflix Photos | IMDB
A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.
Anne as Grand High Witch
Available on HBO Max Photos | IMDB
Based on Roald Dahl's 1983 classic book 'The Witches', the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches!