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Weekly Recommendation: ‘Rachel Getting Married’.

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Director: Jonathan Demme.
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin.
Rating: ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ || ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
(2008)

I have to be honest: this movie was on my waiting list for years. I love Anne Hathaway but for some reason or other I didn’t seem to get the chance to watch it.
I recently learned that a certain Romanian actor who currently owns my heart has a (very) small role in it and so I did everything in my power to find the movie and watch it.

And I loved it. Even if my Romanian love was just there for two minutes and I never spotted him as “the bow-tie guest” (Easter egg, guys).

But all fangirling aside, this movie captivated me mainly for the story, Anne and Rosemarie’s performances.
It feels real. You can feel the struggle of Anne’s character and the resentment of Rosemarie’s character.

 

“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.”

 

And heart-feelings arise.

Technically speaking, it caused a bit of trouble in me as it has everything one of our teachers the past semester told us not to do: excessive traveling (which, in my opinion, can be justified as being there to create tension and make the audience feel part of the story), handy-cam (same excuse), and breaking the axis (this one is unforgivable, I wonder why they let that happen).

But like I said before: the story is so good, I’ll let those details pass.
And I won’t believe my teacher anymore.

This is why Rachel Getting Married is my recommendation of the week.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu2oziH7His&w=560&h=315]

 

PS. I promise to keep on with the weekly recommendations. Cross my heart.

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