October 3, 2008
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Jonathan Demme
MPAA Rating: R (for language and brief sexuality)
Screenwriter: Jenny Lumet
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Bill Irwin, Anna Deavere Smith, Debra Winger
Official website: RachelGettingMarriedmovie.com
"Rachel Getting Married" is a contemporary drama with an aggressive sense of humor about the return of an estranged daughter to the family home for her sister's wedding. Kym's (Hathaway) reemergence throws a wrench into the family dynamics, forcing long-simmering tensions to surface in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking. "Rachel Getting Married" paints a colorful, nuanced family portrait and is filled with the rich characters that have always been a hallmark of Jonathan Demme's films.