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Rachel Getting Married -- Rachel Getting Married is a contemporary drama with an aggressive sense of humor about the return of an estranged daughter to the family home for her sister's wedding. Kym's (Hathaway) reemergence throws a wrench into the family dynamics, forcing long-simmering tensions to surface in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking. Rachel Getting Married paints a colorful, nuanced family portrait and is ...
Rachel Getting Married -- This is the theatrical trailer for Rachel Getting Married, directed by Jonathan Demme.
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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Jenny Lumet (written by)
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Release Date:
7 November 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 40 wins & 41 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
When will the wedding be over? See more (278 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sebastian Stan ... Walter / Bowtie Party Guest

Roslyn Ruff ... Rosa

Anne Hathaway ... Kym

Bill Irwin ... Paul

Anna Deavere Smith ... Carol

Annaleigh Ashford ... Quick Stop Cashier
Zafer Tawil ... Violin Friend
Beau Sia ... Wedding Czar
Innbo Shim ... Wedding Planner
Eliza Simpson ... Wedding P.A.
Olive ... The Poodle

Rosemarie DeWitt ... Rachel
Anisa George ... Emma

Tamyra Gray ... Singing Friend

Victoria Haynes ... Bridesmaid

Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... 12-Step Receptionist

Mather Zickel ... Kieran
Mel Jones ... 12-Step Speaker (as Pastor Melvin Jones)
Darrell Larson ... 12-Step Group Leader
Michelle Federer ... 12-Step Reader (as Michele Federer)
Matt Stadelmann ... 12-Step First-Timer (as Matthew Stadelmann)
Molly Hickok ... 12-Step Veteran
Big Jim Wheeler ... 12-Step Meeting Member
Josh Broder ... 12-Step Meeting Member
Stephen Richardson ... 12-Step Meeting Member
Bruce Bennetts ... 12-Step Meeting Member

Paul Sparks ... 12-Step Meeting Member
Caroline Goodman-Thomases ... 12-Step Meeting Member
Daniel Wolff ... 12-Step Meeting Member

Jill Dalton ... 12-Step Meeting Member
Joe Alessi ... 12-Step Meeting Member
Jordan Cael ... 12-Step Meeting Member
Tiffany Little Canfield ... 12-Step Meeting Member

Tunde Adebimpe ... Sidney
Barry Eastmond Jr. ... Wedding Drummer
Brooklyn Demme ... Wedding Guitarist
Carol Jean Lewis ... Sidney's Mom (as Carol-Jean Lewis)
John Anthony ... Sidney's Dad
Kyrah Julian ... Sidney's Sister
Herreast Harrison ... Sidney's Grandmother
Gonzales Joseph ... Cousin Joe
Donald Harrison Jr. ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest

Fab 5 Freddy ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest (as Fab Five Freddy)
Jim Roche ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest (as James Roche)
Jimmy Joe Roche ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Robert W. Castle ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest (as Rev. Robert Castle)
Paul Lazar ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Amir El Saffar ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest (as Amir Elsaffar)

Dorian Missick ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Tareq Abboushi ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Tavish Graham ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Dimitrios Mikelis ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Gaida Hinnawi ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Alix Derrick ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Matt Rabinowitz ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Stephanie McBride ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest
Richard Maxwell ... Rehearsal Dinner Guest

Debra Winger ... Abby

Jerome Le Page ... Andrew (as Jerome LePage)

Andre B. Blake ... Inspired Stylist (as Andre Blake)

Dequina Moore ... Rachel's Stylist

Joe Toutebon ... Police Officer
Edie Hofstatter ... 1st Paramedic
Jaime Garcia ... Other Paramedic
Julio 'Goya' Pagan ... Tow-Truck Operator
Van Hughes ... Wedding Valet
'Sister' Carol East ... Wedding Guest (as Sister Carol East)
Robyn Hitchcock ... Wedding Guest

Robert Merrill ... Wedding Guest (as Christian Scott)

Roger Corman ... Wedding Guest
Brian Nelson ... Wedding Guest
David Neumann ... Wedding Guest
Edisa Weeks ... Wedding Guest
Heather Christian ... Wedding Guest
Jennie Liu ... Wedding Guest
Johnny Farraj ... Wedding Guest
Joshua Elrod ... Wedding Guest (as Josh Elrod)

Maria Dizzia ... Wedding Guest
Marie Runyon ... Wedding Guest
Ray Ultarte ... Wedding Guest
Tymberly Canale Harris ... Wedding Guest (as Tymberly Canale)

Anita Sarko ... Wedding Guest

Joey Perillo ... Wedding Guest
Christy Pusz ... Wedding Guest
Josephine Demme ... Wedding Guest

Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Wedding Guest
Joyce George ... Wedding Photographer
Stephany Boa ... Guest Electric Guitarist

Derrick Williams ... Dancemaster
Elizabeth Hayes ... Susanna Galeano

Marin Ireland ... Angela Paylin
Cyro Baptista ... Wedding Party Guest
Jose Mauricio De Faria ... Samba Troupe Member (as Zé Mauricío)
Michelle Clay ... Samba Troupe Member
Lisette Santiago De Faria ... Samba Troupe Member (as Lisette Santiago)
Silvana Marquina ... Samba Troupe Member
Marcus Santos ... Samba Troupe Member
Atlanta Foresyth ... Samba Troupe Member
Eldio 'Cabello' Rolim ... Samba Troupe Member
Tonia-Cara Forsters ... Lady in Red
Kate Rossi ... Lady in Red
Susan Helen van der Griend ... Lady in Red
Juliet Teakle ... Lady in Red

Directed by
Jonathan Demme 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jenny Lumet (written by)

Produced by
Neda Armian .... producer
H.H. Cooper .... co-producer
Carol Cuddy .... executive producer
Jonathan Demme .... producer
Elizabeth Hayes .... associate producer
Ilona Herzberg .... executive producer
Marc Platt .... producer
Innbo Shim .... associate producer
Alyssa St. Vincent .... associate producer
Emily Woodburne .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Donald Harrison Jr. 
Zafer Tawil 
 
Cinematography by
Declan Quinn (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tim Squyres 
 
Casting by
Bernard Telsey 
 
Production Design by
Ford Wheeler 
 
Art Direction by
Kim Jennings 
 
Set Decoration by
Chryss Hionis 
 
Costume Design by
Susan Lyall 
 
Makeup Department
Frank Barbosa .... key hair stylist
Alan D'Angerio .... hair styles designer
Sunday Englis .... special effects makeup artist
Louise McCarthy .... key makeup artist
Evelyne Noraz .... makeup creator
Susan Schectar .... additional hairstylist (uncredited)
Dina Sliwak .... additional makeup artist (uncredited )
 
Production Management
Carol Cuddy .... unit production manager
Mark Kamine .... production supervisor
Kendall McCarthy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H.H. Cooper .... first assistant director
Nate Grubb .... second second assistant director
Jennifer Truelove .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Amiee Clark .... art department coordinator
Will Comacho .... set dresser
Ray Fisher .... leadman
Michael D. Harrell .... property master
Mario Herrera .... charge scenic (as Mario Garza Herrera)
Ross Huttick .... set dressing foreman
Robin Koenig .... on-set dresser
Richard Vilas Montesanto .... scenic foreman (as Richard Montesanto)
Ivan Pazlamatchev .... camera scenic artist
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Michael Sabo .... property master (as Mike Sabo)
Amy Safhay .... lead greensperson
Stephen Caldwell .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Shannon Canfield .... set dresser (uncredited)
Marcus Migliore .... set dresser (uncredited)
Saviel Rivera .... set dresser (uncredited)
Krystal Webb .... art department staff assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
David Flynch .... foley editor (as Dave Flynch)
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Blake Leyh .... sound designer
Teferra McKenzie .... sound utility
Igor Nikolic .... dialogue editor
David Pastecchi .... boom operator
Roger Phenix .... additional sound recordist
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer
Nicholas Renbeck .... supervising dialogue editor
Steve F.B. Smith .... consultant: Dolby Sound
Paul Urmson .... sound mixer
Paul Urmson .... sound supervisor
Steven Visscher .... foley supervisor
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
Steve Giammaria .... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Glenn Allen .... visual effects: Brainstorm Digital
Peter Amante .... visual effects: Tchya! Inc.
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects: Brainstorm Digital
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects: Brainstorm Digital
Michael Turoff .... visual effects: XFX Inc.
Daniel Abramovich .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Justin Ball .... visual effects: Brainstorm Digital (uncredited)
Matthew Conner .... compositor (uncredited)
Andrew Pungprakearti .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Jun Zhang .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jill Brown .... stunts
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt coordinator (as Jeff Gibson)
Jill Brown .... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert A. Agredo .... dolly grip (as Rob Agredo)
Michael W. Brennan .... best boy electric (as Mike Brennan)
Jack Coffen .... best boy rigging electric (as John Coffen)
Kathleen Corgan .... additional assistant camera (as Kath Corgan)
Richard Dolan .... rigging gaffer
Devin Donegan .... video playback operator
Bob Izzo .... best boy grip
Abby Levine .... digital imaging technician
Charles Libin .... additional camera operator
John McEnerney .... key rigging grip
Joseph Metzger .... additional assistant camera
Igor Potashanik .... best boy rigging grip (as Igor Potashnik)
Declan Quinn .... camera operator
Gerard Sava .... additional camera operator
Robert Sciretta .... gaffer (as Bob Sciretta)
Chris Silano .... first assistant camera
Kevin Smyth .... key grip
Bob Vergara .... still photographer
Adam Hall .... grip (uncredited)
Todd S. Klein .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Eve Strickman .... digital utility (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Tiffany Little Canfield .... casting associate
Pat Goodwin .... casting assistant (as Patrick Goodwin)
Arthur Dutkanicz .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Renee Godbout .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Andrews .... costumer (as Amy Andrews Harrell)
Trenee Clayton .... costumer
Barbara Hause .... costume supervisor (as Barbara J. Hause)
Delvan James .... costumer
Alison Parker .... key costumer (as Alison L. Parker)
Amy Ritchings .... assistant costume designer
Maura Trail .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mike Fay .... first assistant editor (as Michael Fay)
Frederick R. Northrup .... apprentice editor (as Fred Northrup)
Scot Olive .... digital intermediate colorist
Adam Moore .... dailies operator (uncredited)
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... first assistant music editor
John Carbonara .... on-set music assistant
Brooklyn Demme .... composer: additional music
Suzana Peric .... music designer
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Innbo Shim .... music supervisor
Tony Volante .... music mixer
 
Transportation Department
Henry S. Avelin .... transportation captain (as Henry Avelin)
Dennis Kelly .... transportation co-captain
Dennis Radesky .... driver: Mr. Demme
 
Other crew
Mara Alcaly .... location liaison
Mirashyam Blakeslee .... production assistant
Ellen Athena Catsikeas .... assistant location manager
Jessica De La Cruz .... production assistant
Michel DeAscentiis .... production assistant
Greg Derasmo .... representative: Clinica Estetico
Sky Dietrich .... production assistant
Harper Dill .... assistant: Mr. Demme
Massoumeh Emami .... script supervisor
Betty Escobar .... accounting clerk
Jacob Felix .... liaison: Clinica Estetico
Samantha Feltus .... assistant: Ms. Armian
Katherine Frishe .... production assistant
Steve Gilbaud .... production accountant (as Steve Guilbaud)
Caroline Goodman-Thomases .... representative: Clinica Estetico
Michael Hathaway .... assistant: Ms. Hathaway
Joey Levy .... assistant: Mr. Platt
Melissa A. Messick .... production assistant (as Melissa Messick)
Paul Myers .... second assistant accountant
Annie-B. Parson .... choreographer (as Annie-B Parsons)
Holly Pilch .... assistant production coordinator
Kerry Roberts .... payroll accountant
Kevin Rosenberg .... assistant: Mr. Platt
Julie Sage .... production assistant
Michelle Sarama .... post-production accountant
Brennan Shroff .... first assistant accountant
Mary Tobler .... talent liaison
Steve Tozzi .... title designer
Daniel Wagner .... production coordinator
Hunter Whalen .... production assistant
Thomas J. Whelan .... location manager
Hillary Amster .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jimmy Joe Roche .... footage provider: Baltimore Shopping Network (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robert Altman .... thank you
Homa Armian .... the producers wish to thank
Jeff Berg .... the producers wish to thank
Roger Corman .... thank you
Leslee Dart .... the producers wish to thank
Ramona Demme .... the producers wish to thank
Arnie Herrmann .... the producers wish to thank
Joanne Howard .... the producers wish to thank
Susan Jacobs .... the producers wish to thank (as Sue Jacobs)
Sidney Lumet .... thank you
Dannel Malloy .... the producers wish to thank: Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut
Elliot Roberts .... thank you
Ken Starr .... the producers wish to thank
Neil Young .... thank you
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
113 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
There is no pre-recorded background scene music throughout the film. All music heard in the film is performed live on screen.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Counter Girl:[Kym walks into the convenience store] Hey! Didn't I see you on Cops?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Unknown LegendSee more »

FAQ

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36 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
When will the wedding be over?, 10 February 2009
Author: Gordon-11 from Earth

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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