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Margot at the Wedding -- Margot Zeller (Nicole Kidman) is a short story writer with a sharp wit and an even sharper tongue. On the eve of her estranged sister PaulineÂ’s (Jennifer Jason Leigh) wedding to unemployed musician/artist/depressive Malcolm (Jack Black) at the family seaside home, Margot shows up unexpectedly to rekindle the sisterly bond and offer her own brand of "support." What ensues is a nakedly honest and subversively funny look at family dynamics.
Margot at the Wedding -- Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family
Margot at the Wedding -- Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family


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One family. Infinite degrees of separation.
Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Zane Pais ... Claude

Susan Blackwell ... Woman on Train

Nicole Kidman ... Margot

Jack Black ... Malcolm

Flora Cross ... Ingrid

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Pauline

Seth Barrish ... Toby

Matthew Arkin ... Alan
Brian Kelley ... Bruce
Christian Hansen ... Fireman
Michael Cullen ... Mr. Vogler

Enid Graham ... Mrs. Vogler

Sophie Nyweide ... Vogler Daughter
Justin Roth ... Vogler Son

Ciarán Hinds ... Dick Koosman

Halley Feiffer ... Maisy Koosman
Jonathan Schwartz ... Malcolm's Friend

John Turturro ... Jim
Lisa Emery ... Woman with Dog

Michael Medeiros ... Karaoke Singer

Ashlie Atkinson ... Becky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Emmet ... Hot Guy / Bar Couple (uncredited)
Chuck Gerena ... Man in Bar / Street (uncredited)
Tyler Kelley ... Orphanage Kid #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Noah Baumbach 
Writing credits
Noah Baumbach (written by)

Produced by
Blair Breard .... co-producer (as M. Blair Breard)
Scott Rudin .... producer
Cinematography by
Harris Savides 
Film Editing by
Carol Littleton 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
Production Design by
Anne Ross 
Art Direction by
Adam Stockhausen 
Set Decoration by
Debra Schutt 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
Makeup Department
Michal Bigger .... makeup department head
Lori Guidroz .... hair department head
Wayne Herndon .... hair stylist: Ms. Kidman
Angela Levin .... makeup artist: Ms. Kidman
Roz Music .... hair stylist: Mr. Black
Roz Music .... makeup artist: Mr. Black
Patricia Regan .... assistant makeup artist
Kerry Warn .... hair designer: Ms. Kidman
Production Management
David Bausch .... production supervisor
Blair Breard .... unit production manager (as M. Blair Breard)
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Camp III .... first assistant director
Michael T. Meador .... second assistant director
Kenyon Noble .... second second assistant director
Andrea O'Connor .... second second assistant director
Jono Oliver .... first assistant director
Art Department
Robert Barnett .... on-set painter (as Bob Barnett)
Stephen Barth .... scenic
Peter Bundrick .... chief carpenter
Philip Canfield .... leadperson
Pat Cocuzzo .... construction grip
Abe Costanza .... shop scenic
Ruth Deleon .... on-set dresser (as Ruth Ann DeLeon)
Katy Dilkes .... scenic (as Kathleen B. Dilkes)
Maus Drechsler .... property assistant (as Ana Katharina Drechsler)
Kristin Emery .... scenic (as Kristen Emery)
Chris Ferraro .... set dresser
Nir Gaon .... scenic
Gilbert Gertsen .... greens (as Gilbert H. Gertsen)
Gordon Gertsen .... greens (as Gordon H. Gertsen)
Jonathan Graham .... chief construction grip
Chris Heaps .... set dresser (as Christopher Heaps)
Richard Hebrank .... construction coordinator (as Rich Hebrank)
Richard Hoppe .... set dresser (as Rick Hoppe)
Caroline Irons .... scenic
Michael Jortner .... assistant property master
Lisa Kennedy .... scenic foreman
Martin Lasowitz .... property master
Phillis Lehmer .... graphic design
Nili Lerner .... scenic foreperson
Peter Levitsky .... greens
Elizabeth Linn .... charge scenic
Francesca Mirabella .... art department assistant
Laura Nemesi .... art department assistant
Jennifer Alex Nickason .... assistant set decorator (as Jenny Alex Nickason)
Lynn Nickels .... scenic
Steven Purtee .... scenic
Richard Rose .... chief construction grip (as Richard C. Rose)
Will Scheck .... chief greens
Philip Winn .... art department coordinator
Marian Ziola-Stoeffelmeier .... scenic
Robert A. Morris .... photo-graphics (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Chefalas .... first assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Gerald Donlan .... adr editor
Tom Fleischman .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Jeanne Gilliland .... sound utility
Lawrence Herman .... sound re-recordist (as Larry Herman)
Ruth Hernandez .... adr editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Paloma Mele .... apprentice sound editor
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer (as Doug Murray)
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor (as Jack Rubenstein)
Paul Sacco .... sound consultant: Dolby
Kira Smith .... boom operator
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Paul Urmson .... sound designer
Paul Urmson .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Visscher .... supervising foley editor (as Steve Visscher)
Debby VanPoucke .... post sound coordinator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Phillip Beck .... special effects technician
Lorenzo Hall .... special effects technician (as Lorenzo T. Hall)
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator (as Steve Kirshoff)
Frank C. Oliva Sr. .... special effects foreman (as Frank Oliva)
Angel Torres .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor: Big Film Design (as Randy Balsmeyer)
J. John Corbett .... visual effects artist: Big Film Design
Chris Halstead .... visual effects artist: Big Film Design
Tyra Hanshaw .... visual effects producer: Big Film Design
Stephen A. Pope .... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Pope)
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunt double: Nicole Kidman
Shawnna Thibodeau .... stunt double: Nicole Kidman
Scott Burik .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunts (uncredited)
Pete Klein .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Trampas Thompson .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rico Omega Alston .... video assist (as Rico Aston)
Christopher Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip (as Ronald J. Burke)
David M. Carr .... second company grip
Daniel Feighery .... second assistant camera
Kevin Flynn .... first company grip (as Kevin W. Flynn)
Tim Flynn .... grip (as Timothy Flynn)
Gary Hildebrand .... electrician
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeremy Knaster .... assistant chief lighting technician
John Krause .... grip
Christopher Moeller .... film loader (as Christopher A. Moeller)
William D. Moran .... grip (as William Moran)
Bill O'Leary .... chief lighting technician
Michael Papadapolous .... electrician (as Michael Papadopoulos)
Kabkeo Phothivongsa .... electrician
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... electrician
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... gaffer: second unit
Ken Regan .... still photographer
Ryan Rodriguez .... electrician (as Ryan A. Rodriguez)
Peter Russell .... electrician
Darrin Smith .... assistant chief lighting technician
Bob Van Heek .... grip (as Bob A. Van Heek)
John Velez .... chief lighting technician
Franz Yeich .... grip
Eugene C. DePasquale .... grip (uncredited)
Petr Hlinomaz .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
David Knox .... underwater director of photography (uncredited)
David Landau .... additional electrician (uncredited)
David Landau .... electrician: night sequences (uncredited)
Lou Massa .... grip (uncredited)
Greg McMahon .... film loader (uncredited)
Lisa Origlieri .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jon W. Rosenbloom .... additional grip (uncredited)
Darrin Smith .... best boy rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Ronen Gevint .... background casting
Stephanie Holbrook .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Greenbaum .... on-set costumer
Emily Gunshor .... costume coordinator
Iris Horta Lemos .... costumer: Ms. Kidman (as Iris Lemos)
Donna Maloney .... costume supervisor (as Donna M. Maloney)
Michelle Matland .... assistant costume designer
Jonathan Schwartz .... costume assistant
Danielle Cadorette .... wardrobe tailor (uncredited)
B. Reeves .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ernest Leif Boyd .... assistant editor
Lynn Cassaniti .... additional assistant editor
Jessica Green .... post-production assistant
Marty Levenstein .... first assistant editor (as Martin Levenstein)
Beth Moran .... additional assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson-Fraser)
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante)
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Linda Cohen .... music executive
George Drakoulias .... music supervisor
Britta Phillips .... music consultant
Dean Wareham .... music consultant
Julie Sessing .... music clearance (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ernie Acquavella .... driver (as Ernie Acquevilla)
Thomas Aquino .... driver
William Baker .... driver
Patrick Bentz .... driver (as Patrick J. Bentz)
Edward J. Buzzo .... driver
Mike Canales .... driver (as Mike Canale)
John Canavan .... transportation co-captain
David Chacon .... driver
James Charleston .... driver
Charles Fay .... driver
Joseph Fay .... driver
Kevin Griffin .... driver
Dimitri Jacotin .... driver
Adrian Keenan .... driver
John Lalor .... driver
Jesse Lello .... driver
Mark Edward May .... driver
Eugene O'Neill .... transportation captain (as Gene O'Neill)
Joseph Paprota .... driver
Wesley Petersen .... driver (as Wes Petersen)
Other crew
Keith Adams .... location manager (as Keith A. Adams)
Barbara Austin .... dog trainer
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Hernando Bansuelo .... office production assistant
Kathy Bernard .... stand-in
Pamela Bertini .... assistant production coordinator
Kate Bogle .... set production assistant
Chris Cloud .... department assistant
Leslie Collins .... medic
Santos Cornier .... department assistant
Judy Heinzen Culotta .... assistant: Ms. Kidman (as Judy Heinzen)
Kate Dalton .... stand-in
Derek Frampton Davis .... department assistant
Eric Dean .... production secretary
Kelly Meyer Douglas .... department assistant
Erica Francis .... department assistant
C.J. Gardella .... assistant: Mr. Baumbach
Shellie Gillespie .... payroll accountant
Tracy Gossett .... department assistant
Nancy Grigor .... location scout
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach: Ms. Kidman (as Elizabeth Himelstein-Reynolds)
Sean Hogan .... production accountant
Nathan Kelly .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Jessie Kilguss .... assistant: Mr. Baumbach
Serena Kuo .... department assistant
Francisco Marcial .... parking coordinator
Albert Massiah .... set production assistant
Meg Mathisen .... publicity manager
Nina Maxwell .... film runner
Adam Milch .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Luie Morales .... department assistant
Steve Moramarco .... assistant: Mr. Black
Frank Murray .... first assistant accountant
Eric Myers .... unit publicist
Gemma O'Neill .... assistant: Ms. Kidman
Wayne Petrucelli .... security: Ms. Kidman
Vince Piotti .... office production assistant (as Vincent Piotti)
Daniel Pollack .... location scout
Oak Porcelli .... set production assistant
Beth Powder .... assistant clearance coordinator
James P. Queen .... executive assistant: Mr. Rubin
Nora Resnick .... set production assistant
Danny Roman .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Mark Rothman .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Kara Ryan .... set production assistant
Michelle Sarama .... post-production accountant
Kat Scicluna .... stand-in (as Kat Murello)
Aidan Shah .... accounting clerk
Leanne Shapton .... title designer
Susan Silas .... location scout
Susan Soh .... assistant: Ms. Leigh
Anita Sum .... production coordinator
David Velasco .... assistant location manager
Nils Widboom .... location scout
Mark A. Wills .... set production assistant
Craig T. Wood .... production secretary
Michele Baker .... location scout (uncredited)
Justin Begnaud .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Daniel Cabeza .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Lauren E. Enfield .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Tena Golding .... additional production secretary: New York (uncredited)
Audra Gorman .... location scout (uncredited)
Matthew Honovic .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Aaron Hurvitz .... location scout (uncredited)
Jule Ann Jappe .... location assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Menges .... location assistant (uncredited)
Noel Davis Poyner .... publicity intern (uncredited)
Nicole Real .... production assistant (uncredited)
Heli Soell .... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)
Eugene Stamos .... craft service assistant (uncredited)
Denise Violante .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alexander Zweig .... assistant to Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Barbara Turner .... special thanks

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Rated R for sexual content and language
93 min | USA:91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The cinematographer, Harris Savides, used old lenses and shot mostly in natural light to get the dim, ominous look of the film.See more »
Continuity: Nicole Kidman's hair color repeatedly switches back and forth between dark brown and lighter reddish-brown.See more »
Claude:Did she poop in her pants?
Margot:It happens to everyone, not just babies. It will happen to you too someday.
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References Barely Legal 18 (2001) (V)See more »
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Watching the neighbors through the fence..., 1 March 2008
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Writer-director Noah Baumbach's style is almost unlike anyone else's in the movies right now; and, as both a writer and a director, he's amazingly compatible working both sides of his talent (his dialogue is the music while his direction--and the nimble editing--provides the rhythm). A small group of erratic, confounding and humorously twisted family members are reunited at a prospective wedding in Long Island, with the estranged Margot (Nicole Kidman) behaving as sort of a ringleader to the inner-chaos (she's not necessarily a reminder of old hurts, but she brings them up anyway, as if it's her duty). Baumbach allows his characters to tease and torment each other with quiet, yet unsubtle prodding, and the free-flowing scenes play out beautifully, just like music. If there is a downside to this style, it's that Baumbach can often be too knowing, and when a line or a performance is too clever it can appear forced. Jack Black was a wonderful choice for Malcolm, the unemployed, slacker-bridegroom who finds swimming pools disgusting and the thought of being famous too threatening because of the rejection involved; however, Black is allowed too much time to find the humor in his slovenly character. He is perfect when he's made out to be the dupe or the target of girlfriend Jennifer Jason Leigh's frustrations, but when he tries to conform to Baumbach's image of Malcolm as an enraged clown, the affectation shows and we lose both the substance and the irony of this man (we get more than we need--and more than we already perceive to be there). Baumbach is also perhaps too brazen staging talks of a sexual nature between adults and children; this works extremely well when the subject matter is touched on by just the younger people, but Margot's relationship with her pubescent son (which Margot already accepts is too entwined) skirts uncomfortable parameters which may be more amusing if the characters on-screen laughed a little too (it's left too blasé). The movie is brittle but never coarse and seldom vulgar; it has a great, wounded heart and very perceptive ears and eyes for passive-aggressive arguments and multi-layered misunderstandings. This family can't get over their neuroses because they don't see themselves as neurotic--only each other, and the world. It's summed up nicely in a scene with Margot and her gift-bearing husband when she tells him, "I hate getting a present that I already have...It makes me feel like you don't really know me." *** from ****

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