Rachel Getting Married

Synopsis: Kym Buchman has been in drug rehab for nine months, during which time she has been clean. She is released temporarily from the facility to attend her sister Rachel Buchman's wedding. During her release, Kym is staying at the family home, where the wedding is taking place. As such, it is like Grand Central Station for the duration of Kym's stay, which may not be the most conducive situation for her in constantly being exposed to the watching eyes of those who know and don't yet know her, but know of her situation. The reunion with her family members starts off well enough, but issues around Kym's release from rehab quickly surface. Kym and Rachel's father, Paul Buchman, wants to make sure that Kym is all right at all times, which to Kym feels instead like he doesn't trust her. Rachel slowly begins to resent Kym's situation taking over what is supposed to be the happiest day of her life, some of which is directed by Kym, some of which isn't. One person present but largely not included in
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jonathan Demme
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 31 wins & 63 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

- No, stop it.

- No, you!

I would swear to God

that you were puking again.

- Hi, Kym.

- Hi, Emma.

Seriously, you're so tiny,

it's like you're Asian.

So what's the deal?

Are you an actual shrink yet?

Even though you're like 12 years old.

Rachel's taking psychology, not psychiatry.

You know the difference, right?

You should prescribe something soothing

for Emma, like Vicodin.

I will have my PhD in a year and a half,

and psychologists don't get

prescription pads.

I think they do in Guam, actually.

Could you please put that out?

Emma designed this dress,

and there's, like, 47 yards of fabric,

and it's going to go up like the Hindenburg.

- Okay, okay. I'm sorry. It's going out.

- Thank you, Kym.

Angela Paylin is coming to the wedding.

Angela Paylin is not coming.

- Really?

- Yeah.

Oh, my God!

I ate so much cookie dough and did

so many whippits with Angela Paylin.

I know.

And she confessed to you

her secret Elvis Stojko fantasy.

- How did you...

- What?

- I spied on you.

- Elvis Stojko, the figure skater?

Oh, my God!

She had this fantasy where

she was wearing her hair up,

- and these very serious...

- Very, very

...professional glasses because...

... very serious.

She was an Olympic judge.

A world-renowned judge. At the men's...

- Skating final in the winter Olympics.

- In the winter Olympics.

- And Elvis Stojko was skating...

- For the gold.

In the finals to Could This Be Magic.

By Barry. By Barry!

And just when Barry gets to...

- Now, now, now, and hold on fast!

- Now, now, and hold on fast!

He skates over to the table

and he stops in front of her.

Their eyes lock and he reaches for her hand.

- And she takes it.

- Takes it.

- Undoes her hair!

- Oh, my God.

And they skate as a pair

to the rest of the song.

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Jenny Lumet

Jenny Lumet (born February 2, 1967) is an American actress and screenwriter. She is the daughter of director Sidney Lumet and granddaughter of Lena Horne. Lumet is perhaps most known for writing the original screenplay of the 2008 Jonathan Demme film Rachel Getting Married. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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