• Released
  • October 3, 2008
  • R , 1 hr 51 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
  • 648 Fan Ratings
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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100

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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100

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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88

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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88

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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80

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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80

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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75

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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75

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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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A fine ensemble piece, but a maddening and unjustified length.
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Rated R | For language and brief sexuality
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Intense, insightful family drama celebrates love.
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