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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 »
Revealing mistakes: When Margot secretly talks to Dick on her cell phone, at times, you can hear Nicole Kidman's Australian accent, especially when she says "Saturday."See more »
Malcolm:I haven't had that thing yet, where you realize that you're not the most important person in the world.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Barely Legal All Stars 1 (2004) (V)See more »
The WagonSee more »


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37 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Not a nice film, but more worthwhile than most of the trash at cinemas. One to make you think, perhaps., 26 February 2008
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

I assume you are normal. Whatever that is. Would you ever stop to question that?

Margot is a fish out of water. She would be 'normal' back home. Her pond is Manhattan. Intellectuals. 'Nice' people. Successful. Words of several syllables that easily slip into popular psychobabble - but in an acceptable sort of way. Social affirmation obscures our faults. The world after all is as we, and our friends, understand it to be. A self-selecting reality.

For Margot's sister Pauline, the self-selecting, self-affirming, 'normality' is different. She lives in the countryside. Fulfilment would be a down-to-earth lifestyle with someone who thinks she's great. That man in her life, played by Jack Black, is a very ordinary sort. He doesn't even have a proper job. But they seem content. They will marry under the family tree. In the garden.

As two worlds collide, flaws that could have been overlooked come nastily to the surface. Margot can only return Pauline's sisterly love in a cold, cerebral way. She becomes easy to dislike. We soon doubt her sincerity. Pauline looks more and more pathetic against her accomplished sibling. She becomes easy to feel sorry for. Blood is thicker than water. But it exerts unbearable strain.

In best scenarios, romantic comedies and feelgood movies, love always triumphs over dysfunctionality. If only life was so reliable. With the uplifting coup of family bonds in such films as Little Miss Sunshine or The Darjeeling Ltd. Those movies provided us with reassuring escapism. And I admit they were more satisfying than the rather bleak Margot at the Wedding. But it is this film that gives such niggling pause for thought.

It is easy for box office comedy to turn on family difference that ultimately heals. But it is the less than fairytale endings that we have to deal with in real life. Not funny. Maybe just a bit painful. Like estranged family. Hurts that don't heal in a neat two hours of celluloid.

Margot at the Wedding is not a great movie. Nor a comfortable one. It looks at the fragility of one's persona - or definition of normality - that we use to interact with society. With society's forgiving and less forgiving parts. Parts that are perhaps within our own families. But it does encourage you to think. And there are too few movies out just now that do that.

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