Rachel Getting Married Synopsis
Family tensions resurface when an estranged woman returns home for her sister's wedding.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A film that is both deceptively modest and deeply resonant.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A friend asked: "Wouldn't you love to attend a wedding like that?" In a way, I felt I had. Yes, I began to feel absorbed in the experience....
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A triumph -- Demme's finest work since "The Silence of the Lambs," and a movie that tingles with life.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The acting is of the highest caliber. Winger, magnificent and too long between films, is a volcano of repressed anger.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Jonathan Demme's superb rule-bending, heartrending and family-mending drama - ends with a wedding, it resists conventions as brazenly as...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The life that swirls around Kym before, during and after her sister's densely populated, wonderfully detailed wedding seems to have been...
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The Hollywood Reporter

A film whose lightness of touch rides a wave of family conflict to perfectly balance smiles and tears.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie's few false notes come from Lumet's script, which can be overly explanatory. Because Demme is opting for present-tense realism,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
At its best in scenes featuring Hathaway's mercurial character. It's a triumphant and darkly nuanced role for her and a departure from the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A fine ensemble piece, but a maddening and unjustified length.
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By travis bickle
a boring, pretentious, predictable film that adds nothing new to the genre. if you have seen betsy's wedding, monsoon wedding, or polish wedding then you have already seen this film. anne hathaway...

Family dynamics

By Igotothemoviesalot
Anne Hathaway is incredible as a junkie out of rehab to attend her sister's wedding. The cast is huge and eclectic, including Debra Winger and American Idol's Tamyra Gray. There is lots of drama...

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By archtop
Excellent movie !...


By luvmovie666
By far one of the worst movies of the twenty first century. The movement of the fillm toward the wedding was a poor reflection of someone coming out of rehab as Anne Hathaway did in the film. Save...

Wow, I can't believe I wasted 2 hours of my life watching this movie

By leadfoot63
I can find nothing good to say about this movie. It looked like something a couple of high school kids filmed with their Dad's video camera. I was disappointed from the beginning to the end....

Skip Rachel Getting Married...

By euromoviefan
This was the worst movie I have seen in about 5 years. The "indie" shaky camera thing was pretentious and annoying, the characters were even more annoying, and the entire thing was a waste of...

Wouldn't even rent it!

By planetpie
Don't do it!...

Worst Movie Ever!!!!!!!!!

By catchamovie
This was absolutely the WORST movie my husband and I have ever seen!!!! We were literally fighting to keep our eyes open...FYI we went to the earliest matinee...not a night time showing. ZZZZZZZZ...

Rachel Getting Married

By sfmoviemeister
Anne Hathaway does a good job. So does Rosemary Dewitt, who plays her sister, Rachel. I like a good family movie, but this one movie is way too overwrought. And it's too long....

Like a bad ride at an amusement park

By TonyO65
I wish I had read the fan ratings on this movie as they are spot on. The music is absolutely dreadful, my wife actually did vomit from motion sickness, and there was so much wasted footage in this...

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Rated R | For language and brief sexuality
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Common Sense Media says Intense, insightful family drama celebrates love.
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