I just had one of those “wow I’m glad I didn’t go to the theater to see that movie” moments. “Rachel Getting Married” is the indie flick from that snagged Anne Hathaway an Oscar best-actress nomination in 2008.
She did fine, but after seeing this movie, I’m glad she didn’t win, because I was not blown away by her performance.
This is a movie about a girl name Kym (Anne Hathaway), who has been in and out of rehab for ten years. Her sister, Rachel, is getting married at their family’s Connecticut home (think, “Father of the Bride,” only not funny).
Kym has left her sober living house in order to attend the wedding, but her sister isn’t especially glad to see her. In fact, her sister given the honor of maid-of-honor to a friend, a position usually reserved for a sibling.
As the story unfolds we become painfully aware of the major skeletons in this family’s closet, and all the problems are directly related to Kym’s issues with addiction. It’s a glimpse into the lives of rich people with problems, a topic that is sometimes fascinating, but in this case just didn’t capture my interest.
The wedding in the movie is just plain weird. There’s an odd mixture of music and dancing and basically I just wanted to go home, except that I was at home because we’d rented this one.
If you’ve been curious about “Rachel Getting Married,” and it’s sitting on your Netflix queue, let me save . Delete it – this isn’t a wedding you want to attend.