Rachel Getting Married

Rated 2.0

Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) gets married to the lead singer of TV on the Radio (Sidney, played by said vocalist Tunde Adebimpe) the same weekend sister Kym (Anne Hathaway) gets out of rehab for the umpteenth time. This is the complication, and veteran helmer Jonathan Demme goes Stop Making Sense on the party, shaping Rachel as docu-drama, like a less dark version of Danish Dogme 95 film Festen. And while Demme mostly pines for moments—the never-ending wedding-party rehearsal, the dishwasher scene’s melodramatic ploy—there’s something to be said for the nuptials and afterparty: unexpectedly distinctive, in spite of the numerous cinema weddings we’ve no doubt fallen asleep during over the years.