The story of how i ended up watching "Rachel getting married" is kind of a funny one. A few years ago I was working as a night auditor at a big-chain hotel. Life was good, i was making decent money, meeting a lot of interesting people and since work was really slow at night I'd usually end up watching movies on the computer, usually 2-3 movies per night while waiting for the sun to come up. I started scouring the web for reviews on this movie since it had recently just come out and after reading the raving reviews I decided to give it a chance. I watched it for the first 10 minutes and found myself so bored that I literally fell asleep. I put it off as a boring movie and decided to never watch it again.
Kym (Anne Hathaway) is allowed a temporary leave from her rehab clinic so she can attend the wedding of her older sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt). The atmosphere at home is far from the best as there are still tensions between the family members and Kym due to her complicated and turbulent past. Rachel starts resenting the attention that Kym's drug problem is relieving from the other guests. This resentment comes to a head during the rehearsal dinner where Kym decides to speak up and offers an apology for her past actions.
The rest of the movie unfolds during the three days that Kym spends out of rehab. She must deal with her past and her present while attempting to restore her broken ties with her family members. The background for this story is a beautiful wedding and rehearsal like no other. It is simply gorgeous, one of the best wedding ceremonies I have ever seen in a movie. It is colorful, exciting, and visually astonishing. I would love to go to a wedding like that in real life or to have a wedding like that myself.
The acting performance by Anne Hathaway is probably the best of her career. She manages to deliver the performance that finally made me stop seeing her as "Mia" from "The Princess Diaries" and made me look at her as a fine, talented actress that could take on any role. Also notable is the job done by Bill Irwin as Paul; Rachel and Kym's divorced father who tries his best to keep the family together despite adversity.
"Rachel Getting Married" is a fine film that viewers will surely enjoy, make sure you don't make the same mistake i did the first time and give it a bit of time as it drags a bit in the beginning but the overall experience is worth it for sure.