Rachel Getting Married

Rachel Getting Married

DVD - 2009
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Kym is a former model. Kym is in rehab. Kym's family is well healed but extremely dysfunctional. Kym is responsible for a horrible tragedy that no one will talk about. Her sister, Rachel, is about to be married, and Kym is granted a leave to attend. Kym wants desperately to fit in, to be a normal person, but she doesn't know how. In her slouchy dark clothes, with a choppy, angular haircut, she seems programmed to shut everyone out. Kym, as a participating member of the wedding, finally comes to understand that giving up a certain amount of control in the interest of a mutual good is a fair definition of the state of marriage, and sometimes, you have to take the risk and see what happens, for better or for worse.


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This is another film about a woman who is trying to keep it together as her life disorganizes itself around her. Kym takes a break from rehab to return to her childhood family home to attend her sister Rachel’s wedding. Her past and present collide as she tries to reconcile her evolving identity ... Read More »

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Feb 15, 2015

Godawful movie. Trite, predictable, tedious, and forced. Whoever thought this was the "best picture of the year" was probably confined to a maximum security prison where the only other choice was Rocky XII.

Aug 26, 2014

Perhaps it is unfair to label this film as "awful" given I only watched the first 5 minutes or so. However one would need to enjoy A LOT of crass and vulgar language to view any longer.

JCLBeckyC Jun 12, 2013

A women struggles with drug addiction after a tragic event that she is responsible for, involving her young brother. She gets out of rehab to attend the wedding of the sister who has never forgiven her. Intense and realistic portrayal of a dysfunctional family that's trying to hold it together. If you like this film, try Ordinary People.

Quimeras Apr 17, 2013

I was hoping that the film would focus more on the characters and their issues and less on the wedding. Why couldn’t Rachel just elope?

voisjoe1 Feb 05, 2013

Anne Hathaway received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her portrayal of a drug and/or alcohol addict who has a weekend out of a rehabilitation center so she can return home for her sister’s wedding. The return shows interesting camera work as the director Jonathan Demme follows Hathaway though a labyrinth of hallways and rooms as she seems kind of estranged from her own home. The wedding festivities include an incredible mix of different cultures and races. If this is an indication of a future America, then the Republican Party has a lot of mending of ways if they ever want to capture the presidency again.

Nov 19, 2012

I simply couldn't get through this movie. I usually love stories about dysfunctional relationships but this was too much. Also, the music in the film was headache-inducing.

Flessel Oct 22, 2012

I thought that the plot was good and well written. The music was very very bad, the movie could have had 60 minutes cut out and it would have been much better.
There were at least 6 different bands at the never ending reception after the never ending rehearsal dinner the night before!
I swear some guy must have throrn all of his singing friends in here.

Sep 06, 2012

This has got to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Nothing but random people rambling on and on. I had to turn it off 30 minutes into it.

Kadie2 Jul 26, 2012

This movie wasn't really a climax sort of movie. That being said, I still enjoyed it.

Jul 19, 2012

Good movie about addiction.

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Jul 18, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 18, 2010

Sexual Content: One scene

nadian Jul 21, 2009

Coarse Language: Adult language used throughout the film.

nadian Jul 21, 2009

Sexual Content: Very brief moment of sexual content and sexual language.

nadian Jul 21, 2009

Violence: One brief scene of domestic violence and a description of a death off screen.


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Jul 18, 2010

Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

nadian Jul 21, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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Feb 23, 2010

Rachel's sister, Kim, returns home for Rachel's wedding from a drug rehabilitation centre. The film is shot in a documentary style and the plot details are slowly revealed. Although, all the situations are fairly natural and believable as a doc-movie style, it is difficult to grasp all the details that are revealed on the first viewing. For example, it wasn't clear that the first empty bedroom Kim walked into after talking to Rachel belonged to her deceased brother. The movie's end is rather open as it ends with the return of the rehabilitation staff member, come to pick Kim up at the end of weekend.


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Jul 18, 2010

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