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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
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Zafer Tawil ...
Violin Friend
Beau Sia ...
Wedding Czar
Innbo Shim ...
Wedding Planner
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Wedding P.A.
Olive ...
The Poodle
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Anisa George ...
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Singing Friend
Victoria Haynes ...
Bridesmaid
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$293,369, 5 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,796,277, 19 April 2009
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1.85 : 1
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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

Just before Kym wrecks the family car, the sound of the motor and the rate at which the scenery passes indicates the car is moving at high speed. However, the speedometer needle indicates a speed of only 5 - 10 miles per hour. See more »

Quotes

Susanna Galeano: I was wondering, have you ever thought about public relations?
Kym: The public's kind of afraid of me.
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Connections

Referenced in The Intern (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Everyday
Written by Buddy Holly (uncredited) and Norman Petty (uncredited)
Performed by Rogue Wave
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Who knew family dysfunction could be so boring?
5 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

In theory, this should be a great movie - interesting enough plot, good cast with good performances. A number of things drive this movie over a bridge to drown. To start, this movie consists of about 30 minutes of actual story, and 80 minutes of disjointed musical scenes and irrelevant cutaways. These scenes immediately kill any type of flow or sense of building climax. Anne Hathaway's character is embarrassingly painful to watch; are we really expected to sympathize with someone so self absorbed? Absolutely none of the character's conflicts (internal or external) are explored to any depth. This is a true shame as this is where the focus should have been, and not on the annoyingly long rehearsal dinner performances/speeches, or the never ending wedding songs and dances which have no segue in or out. Then we also have the horrible camera work. As the father tells his new son-in-law's brother, "put the camera down already!" Unnecessary 'artful' touches don't hide the fact that you haven't conquered basic story telling.


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