Rachel Getting Married
Source: Catholic News Service
Tumultuous drama about a young woman (a fine Anne Hathaway) who is released from a drug rehabilitation center for a weekend to attend her sister's (Rosemarie DeWitt) interracial wedding, resulting in a volatile reunion with friends and relatives, including her divorced parents (Bill Irwin and Debra Winger), and the groom's (Tunde Adebimpe) African-American family. Directed by Jonathan Demme in almost documentary style with lengthy set pieces, the film—from a screenplay by Jenny Lumet (daughter of director Sidney Lumet)—ultimately presents a strong affirmation of marriage and family despite some bitter conflicts and long-festering resentments that rise to the surface, and there are excellent performances from the ensemble cast. Much conversational rough and crude language and some profanity, a fleeting but graphic nonmarital sexual encounter, a brief scene of strong domestic violence, drug references, pregnancy out of wedlock and divorced characters. 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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