Minute Movie Review – Rachel Getting Married


Just in time for her sister Rachel’s wedding, Kym is getting out of drug rehab. In the next few days, she and her family struggle with her addiction, her role in the family now and their past. Filmed with handheld digital cameras, Jonathan Demme delivers a film that often seems like a documentary, telling a compelling story about a family. Sadly hindered a bit by “independent syndrome”, i.e. too much quirkyness and unrealistic fantasies about real life, the film is nevertheless interesting, fueled by a great cast and a feeling of being right there in the moment.

Random Observations:

Rachel Getting Married at imdb.com

In a movie filled with great performances – especially from the riveting Anne Hathaway in the lead role, Bill Irwin and Rosemarie DeWitt, newcomer Anisa George, playing Rachel’s best friends, is still noticeably great.

If anybody has seen the movie and could tell me, where Kym is going in the end, I would be forever grateful. There doesn’t seem to be any consensus on the internet about the question.

Symptons of “independent syndrome” in the film include a upper-class white woman from Connecticut marrying a music-loving black man from Hawaii in an India themed ceremony. Sure, that much cultural diversity in reality would be very nice, but it’s not particularly common.

Do you think I should trademark “independent syndrome”?

There is a guitar player, a young guy with curly hair, in the film that plays at the most inopportune moments throughout the film. Watching it, I was sure it would be the son of a producer or something – turns out his name is Brooklyn Demme and he is somehow related to the director.

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