Friday, November 07, 2008

Good Movie

We went to see Rachel Getting Married last week. It's one of those movies that seems to be a little hard to find. It is playing in only one theatre in Portland, but if you love movies, as I do, that take you out of yourself and tell you something about life and love and the human condition, this movie is worth finding.

Kym, played by Anne Hathaway, has been allowed a few days away from a rehab facility to attend her sister's wedding. The family has very mixed feelings about Kym being there and there is tension and ultimately we learn about a family tragedy. Kym is edgy and confrontational, but heartbreaking in her guilt and pain. While I was frustrated with her, I was also touched by how hard she was trying.

Anne Hathaway gives an amazing performance and the acting is wonderful all around. The characters are neither good nor evil, but charming and tragic and annoying and eccentric and intelligent. Behind the conflict there is a fierce love that shines through. And what a feast for the senses! Scenes of such beauty you want to be there—to be a part of the wedding and the family and take in the music and the conversation and the joy and the sorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I loved that movie, thank goodness I had tissues in my purse...