I’m a bit torn on Rachel Getting Married. On the one hand, it’s a sweet little story. On the other hand, I think it attempts to achieve too much poignancy, and falls flat on its face a lot of the time. There are so many bit parts, extras, and inexplicable sequences that it’s all a bit dizzying. Still, it’s about as good a simulation I can imagine for becoming immersed in a wedding, and dealing with somebody who has been/is very ill. It’s very easy to get lost in the film and get sucked into the moment, drawn into the peace of it, and then get pulled around again by the emotional struggles of the thing.
Overall, I think most of the acting was extremely weak, the writing was extremely poor, and the film was a mess of clutter, but somehow it still turned out alright. Maybe that’s the point. 8/10.
Update: This film haunts me, and lingers. I don’t know why, but I’ve updated its rating accordingly to an 8 from the original rating of 6.
Speaking of Anne Hathaway … Alice in Wonderland with Anne as the White Queen and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter? Do want.