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Rachel Getting Married (2008)

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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Singing Friend
Victoria Haynes ...
Bridesmaid
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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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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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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 »

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Sidney's Mom: I prayed for you, Rachel.
[everyone laughs]
Sidney's Mom: I prayed for you. I knew you'd come. And here you are. And we are one, all of us. And this is how it is in heaven. Just like this. And I'm so glad we're having a rehearsal on it now.
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.114 (2009) See more »

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It's Been Done
Written by Per Sunding, Nathan Larson, and Angela McCluskey
Performed by Angela McCluskey
Courtesy of Manhattan Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A Wedding and Debra Winger
4 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Jonathan Demme back in great form. That's the good news. I've read somewhere he didn't want to work with actors anymore. He wanted to stick to documentaries where freedom (as a filmmaker) is king. I'm glad he changed his mind. He is a gift to actors and here they are subjected to a documentary style that for the first few minutes made me fear the worst but that at the end of the day it works brilliantly. Jenny Lumet's terrific scrip feels amazingly personal (wasn't her father, Sidney Lumet, once Lena Horne's son in law?)The characters are too vivid to be the figment of someone's imagination or is Demnme's documentary style that makes it appear that way?. I don't know and quite frankly I don't care. I went where the characters took me, Anne Hathaway and Rosemary DeWitt are terrific but it is Debra Winger's distant mother that will make me want to see this film again. I don't know how explain it. She's on the screen for a few minutes but her presence is extraordinary. Even when she's part of the crowd you can't take your eyes off her. Go see it/her


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