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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 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)  »

Also Known As:

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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The dishwasher scene was based on an actual event involving Sidney Lumet and Bob Fosse. See more »

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When Kym and Rachel are talking as Rachel is trying on her dress, Rachel bends down to the floor and her arm disappears from the shot, in the next shot Rachel's side is visible again as if she had stood up instantly. See more »

Quotes

Kym: [Late to rehab meeting, she knocks over a chair] Cocksucker!
Kieran: [Who had been addressing the crowd] Uh, only once. My dealer. I was very hard up for cash.
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References Cops (1989) See more »

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Rice Field Chant
Written by Roberto Colella and Riccardo Mazzamauro
Performed by Black Bombay
Courtesy of Funky Juice Recordings
By arrangement with The Royalty Network, Inc.
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Rachel Gets Married, Audience Gets Headache
11 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great performance by Anne Hathaway and a good story gets lost inside a horribly shot and edited film. Way to many "why did they do this" questions, way to many overly long scenes, and quite possibly the worst use of hand held camera technology in recent memory. 2 or 3 scenes could have been cut by more then half and gotten twice the effect. The use of music became annoying. People were walking out claiming to be nauseous, have headaches, etc. Would love to see have seen one steady shot, one establishing shot, one non-closeup. With that said, was worth seeing just for the performance of Anne Hathaway who was a revelation and now catapults to the head of the class of the 20 something acting class. This emotional performance marks a turning point in her career and makes me want to revisit some of her past performances to see what was there.


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