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Rachel Getting Married (2008)

A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

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Kym
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Zafer Tawil ...
Violin Friend
Beau Sia ...
Wedding Czar
Innbo Shim ...
Wedding Planner
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Wedding P.A.
Olive ...
The Poodle
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Anisa George ...
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Singing Friend
Victoria Haynes ...
Bridesmaid
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Storyline

Kym Buchman has been in drug rehab for nine months, during which time she has been clean. She is released temporarily from the facility to attend her sister Rachel Buchman's wedding. During her release, Kym is staying at the family home, where the wedding is taking place. As such, it is like Grand Central Station for the duration of Kym's stay, which may not be the most conducive situation for her in constantly being exposed to the watching eyes of those who know and don't yet know her, but know of her situation. The reunion with her family members starts off well enough, but issues around Kym's release from rehab quickly surface. Kym and Rachel's father, Paul Buchman, wants to make sure that Kym is all right at all times, which to Kym feels instead like he doesn't trust her. Rachel slowly begins to resent Kym's situation taking over what is supposed to be the happiest day of her life, some of which is directed by Kym, some of which isn't. One person present but largely not included ... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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7 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Dancing with Shiva  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$293,369, 5 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,796,277, 19 April 2009
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Anne Hathaway and Sebastian Stan played comic book characters in separate movies. Anne Hathaway portrayed Catwoman/Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Sebastian Stan portrays Winter Solider/James "Bucky" Barnes in Captain America The First Avenger (2011), Captain America The Winter Solider (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers Infinity Wars (2018). See more »

Goofs

A scene depicts the family arranging the wedding dinner's table seating, moving around small figurines. Kym is hurt that she is not at the family table. The wedding dinner turns out to be held on the lawn, with small tables at which guests can choose their own seat. See more »

Quotes

[Kym speaks at a twelve-step meeting]
Kym: When I was sixteen, I was babysitting my little brother. And I was, um... I had taken all these Percocet. And I was unbelievably high and I... we had driven over to the park on Lakeshore. And he was in his red socks just running around in these piles of leaves. And, um, he would bury me and I would bury him in the leaves. And he was pretending that he was a train. And so he was charging through the leaves, making tracks, and I was the caboose, and I was, um....
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Connections

References Cops (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
Written by Richard Wagner
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Why Do Experienced Directors Act Like 1st Year Film Students?
19 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

I guess I'm not alone in my disgust with the shaky, quick-panning, rapid in-rapid out camera work. I couldn't watch the whole thing. I wanted to because the acting seemed very good. This director is better than this poor attempt to seem "fresh". In the past century Jonathan Demme directed Silence of the Lamb and Philadelphia. Perhaps he's channeling his Caged Heat experience? Bill Irwin was a delightful surprise. The script was good. But if one can't watch the screen the rest is wasted. What a shame. There are times when there simply isn't anything else to add. However, when one needs to hit minimum word requirements because the site confuses quantity with quality, one tends to simply go on and on. I don't consider this padding, but simply trying to meet an arbitrary standard.


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