Anna Deavera Smith
Sister Carol East
R 113min 2008
Kym (Anne Hathaway) returns home after a stint in rehab days before her sister, Rachel’s (Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding to Sidney (Tunde Adebimpe), a musician. Her return brings long standing family drama to the surface.
Rachel Getting Married is a film that feel and looks more like a documentary that a film. The drama and the performances seem so real and you get so quickly drawn into this family’s drama and disfunction. The award that have been laud over Ms Hathaway are well deserved. Her character is tragic, real and shows the multilayers of dysfunction.
This a drama about a family revolving a person glimpse of life. There are so many circle of interest that peaked me as a view that I wanted to know about but was never informed upon. You are a guest into this family’s birth and the celbration of it and the drama around it.
Many critics have said that Rachel Getting Married is a must see of 2008 and it totally agree. You will not come away from this film disappointed. I think it will make you appreciate the people in your lives and the family that you love.
I give Rachel Getting Married 4 out of 5.