Margot At The Wedding

Synopsis: A slice of family life: sisters, husbands, children, history, secrets, jealousies. Margot and her teen son, Claude, travel from Manhattan to her family's Long Island home, occupied by sister Pauline, Pauline's daughter, and Malcolm, the slacker Pauline will marry outdoors that week under a tree neighbors want removed. Backbiting marks family discussion, particularly between the sisters and in Margot's cutting remarks to Claude. Pauline tells Margot a secret that Margot promptly tells Claude. Margot dislikes Malcolm and undermines him. She also has marital problems and a lover nearby. People are cruel, inside and outside their families. Is there a refuge for Margot or for Pauline?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Noah Baumbach
Production: Paramount Vantage
  3 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min




- That was quick.

- I sat next to the wrong person.

- Really? Where?

- Don't look! Don't look!

Careful of my jacket.

Will the wedding be crowded?

I don't know.

I don't think

she knows anyone anymore.

She's only known this guy a year.

Is that short?

Would you marry someone

you'd only known a year?

I can't say I have a lot of hope

for the whole thing.

Then why are we going then?

- We're supporting her.

- I thought she wasn't speaking to you.


I wasn't speaking to her, but I'm over it.

I'm never getting married.

Why aren't you wearing

your new shades?

I don't think I need them right now.

You begged for those glasses.

You look very cool.

I don't need them right now.

Do they know we're here?


Are you...

Paul apologizes for not coming.

She's still getting the house ready.

I'm sorry it was such short notice.

I don't care.

Paul's frantic, but I don't give a sh*t.

And Ingrid wants me to tell you

that she made us all bracelets.

No, I said we should wait.

I thought you asked me to tell them.

Anyway, I got Knicks colors.

They're not Knicks colors!

It's beautiful, Ingrid.

- Where's your dad and Josh?

- They might come later.

Josh's spring break is next week,

and then Jim teaches through Friday.

Then he opens the house

in Vermont on the weekend.

It means a lot to Pauline that you came.


Holy Jesus! Watch it, dicksack!


If you're wondering about

the mustache...

No, I wasn't.

I had a full beard for a while,

and then when I shaved it

I left this part for last, you know,

to see how it looked.


It's meant to be funny.

You're so handsome.

I never thought I'd get you here.

You're arriving in the midst of a drama.

Ingrid, would you make sure

Wizard's inside?

It's the Voglers.

The neighbours want us

to cut down our tree.

No. That's our tree.

They think it's sick

and rotting their property.

We're having the ceremony under it.

You took the swing down.

Pauline thinks this is their way

of trying to be friends.

I think they resent us because we're...

I don't know what we are.

- This is my room.

- Okay.

- Do you like showers or baths?

- Showers. What about you?

I don't care.

Is Malcolm what you thought he'd be?

- I didn't know what to...

- The mustache is temporary.

He saved it for last

when he was shaving.

It's meant to be funny.

- He told me.

- Yeah.

I'm sorry, with so little time to prepare,

we had to put you in

Malcolm's storage room.

This was Becky's room. Poor Becky.

Poor Becky.

Well, now it's a storage room.

I've just started to feel like it's

our house and not my parents', you know.

Our parents.

Of course.

Sorry, it might still smell like paint.

I thought he was a musician.

Well, music's officially a hobby.

He's painting now,

and writing letters to newspapers

and magazines.

He's very meticulous.

He'll spend up to a week

writing a response to a music review.

He's incredibly smart. Maybe too smart.

I don't know. We're doing very well.

Good. I mean, you must be.

I don't know where to begin.

What can I tell you?

It seems I'm pregnant,

but it's really early,

so I haven't told anyone.

I mean, I haven't told Malcolm or Ingrid.

- Wow.

- What did you say?

I said wow.

Yeah. If it sticks. We'll see. I hope so.

Things are good.

We did a couples' seminar

two months ago or so in Maine.

They give you exercises

and things to do.

I know you're not convinced,

but we got engaged right afterwards.

The guy who runs it, Strickland,

he wrote this really interesting book,

On Loving,

which I'll lend you if you want.

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Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach is an American independent filmmaker. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale and is known for making dramatic comedies. more…

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