September 20, 2008

You know when you’re watching a movie and out of the blue it hits you…all of a sudden, you’re in the middle of a great performance…something that’ll be remembered at the end of the year during awards season. Well, that happened to me during “Rachel Getting Married.”

At first, I had a tough time getting into the movie, as director Jonathan Demme filmed it almost like a documentary. The camera movements and locations were a bit strange, and it took me awhile to get into his world.

But about a third of the way in….or maybe half way in…I realized I was watching a brilliant performance by Anne Hathaway.

While some movie stars shy away from roles that might make them look bad, or from playing a character that’s like fingernails across a blackboard, Anne dove into her character (Kym) with full force and disappeared into the role.

By the end, you’re not watching Anne, you’re observing a woman that’s deeply troubled and just trying to hang on. And by watching the movie in a documentary style…it feels that much more real.

While it’s very early to talk awards, I’d be pretty shocked if she wasn’t nominated for the big acting awards next year.

Okay, let me back up a second. For those that haven’t heard of “Rachel Getting Married,” here’s the official synopsis:

When Kym (Anne Hathaway) returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie Dewitt), she brings a long history of personal crisis and family conflict along with her. The wedding party’s abundant cast of friends and relations have gathered for an idyllic weekend of feasting, music and love, but Kym – with her black-comic one-liners and knack for bombshell drama—is a catalyst for long-simmering tensions in the family dynamic.

Anyway, with the movie set to open in a few weeks, we’ve been provided with 7 movie clips and the trailer, so take a look. Also, I recently interviewed some of the cast, so look for interviews pretty soon.

Rachel Getting Married trailer

Clip 1 – Kym comes home

Clip 2 – Maid of honor

Clip 3 – Say something legal

Clip 4 – Everything is fine

more clips on page 2 ——->


Clip 5 – I’m pregnant

Clip 6 – You don’t remember me, do you

Clip 7 – Musical montage

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