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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 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

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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:

$293,369 (USA) (3 October 2008)

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$12,796,277 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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Trivia

Childhood photos of Anne Hathaway's younger brother Thomas served as photos of Ethan in the film. See more »

Goofs

Kym has a car wreck on the eve of her sister's wedding by driving straight into a huge rock. When the tow truck driver drops her off at home, you can see the front of the car has no damage. See more »

Quotes

Walter: [opening lines] I want my fucking Zippo now!
Rosa: Walter, this is a behavior...
Walter: [ranking his nails against his forearm] Fuck you!
Rosa: And you are making a choice.
[Rosa's cell phone rings]
Rosa: Hold on... hello?
Walter: God!
Kym: Don't you get it, Waldo? *She's* making a choice not to give you your lighter because you'll torch the Self-Help library again.
Walter: It's Walter. Kill anybody recently? Run over anybody with a fucking car?
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Peace Like a River
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Performed by Tamyra Gray
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When will the wedding be over?
10 February 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a recovering alcoholic with a tormented past. She returns home to attend her sister's wedding, which stirs up much emotions and wounds.

I was thoroughly bored by "Rachel Getting Married". It is far too long and far too slow. The family dysfunction scenes are captivating, but they are interspersed far in between wedding scenes. The film could be just half as long if they cut away the repetitive speeches and the everlasting dances. I really think the 5 minutes of continuous dancing to different styles of music adds nothing to the film but boredom.

I hoped "Rachel Getting Married" would be a captivating and engaging drama, but I was disappointed.


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