Margot at the Wedding
Source: Catholic News Service
Well-acted though downbeat tale of neurotic short-story writer (a superb Nicole Kidman) and her teenage son (Zane Pais) on the brink of puberty who attend the wedding of her often-estranged sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who's about to marry an out-of-work artist (Jack Black). Writer-director Noah Baumbach's keenly observant drama (interlaced with mordantly comic moments) has much the same feel as his more autobiographical "The Squid and the Whale" about a singularly dysfunctional family, and may offer to some the same grim fascination even though the mostly unlikable characters' actions are often reprehensible. Pervasive rough language and profanity, brief partial and rear nudity, masturbation, adultery, adolescent sexuality, premarital pregnancy, drug use, some physical violence and much domestic discord. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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