Monday, January 05, 2009

Cinema Ho digresses: "Rachel Getting Married"

'tis the season when the studios unleash the floodgates, releasing their best work. Add in lazy holiday vacation time and you get...a long promiscious weekend at the Landmark Cinema.

Like attending a real wedding, only less booze, more's

Rachel Getting Married

There are 10 good reasons to enjoy this film:

10. Anne Hathaway shows her dark side.
9. Debra Winger returns.
8. Carrie Fisher-style rehab humor.
7. Is that Anna Deveare Smith?
6. An interracial romance with not an eyebrow raised.
5. The absence of any campy wedding planner.
4. Saris for the non-Indian bridesmaids? Why the hell not?
3. Belly dancers after the ceremony? Bring them on!
2. Wedding toasts that bypass the brain/mouth filter - e.g. "May all of your ups and downs be in the bedroom."
1. Robyn Hitchcock plays the reception. (How cool is that?)

Craving more film commentary? Check out The Reader, Doubt, The Wrestler, I've Loved You So Long, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire.


At 9:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

an awesome movie!!!!!!!

At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Toronto real estate said...

I have to agree, superb movie, one of the best I have seen in last months...
But I turn your list upside down - Anne was perfect, finally not just "Hollywood chick" and I was very glad to see Debra Winger again!
Take care


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