Rachel Getting Married (2008) - (dir. Johnathan Demme)
I can live with it, but I can’t forgive myself. And sometimes, I don’t want to believe in a god that could forgive me. But I do want to be sober. I’m alive and I’m present, and there’s nothing controlling me. If I hurt someone, I hurt someone. I can apologize and they can forgive me or not. But I can change.
This movie follows a family’s drama during the length of a sister’s wedding weekend. Everyone is terrible to each other and Anne Hathaway killed someone through intoxicated negligence. The story line swerves very near poignant in several instances but never quite hits the mark. The characters are flawed, a bit too much so to be believable, and
Sebastian Stan is a rehab patient with a penchant for arson.
I absolutely believe that he torched the self-help section of the library. He does ‘just a little crazy’ so, so well, and grasps the nuances of tics and neuroses convincingly. He also gets to mock Anne Hathaway which I am simultaneously jealous of and aroused by.
Sebstan presence: 1/10
The good part is that his scene is the opening one of the film. The bad part is that’s all there is.
Is It Worth It?
Mostly. The movie is interesting enough. It’s kind of like watching someone else’s awkward wedding video, which I guess is the point what with the shaky camera angles. For a character based film, this one feels draggy at some points as much as it feels sped up at others.