Rachel Getting Married

2008 R 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD

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Rachel Getting Married

2008 R 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD
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Longstanding family conflicts resurface when drama queen Kym, a former model who's been in and out of rehab for 10 years, returns to her parents' home just before her sister's wedding in this critically acclaimed portrait of family angst.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, English
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby True HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Rosemarie DeWitt
  • Bill Irwin
  • Debra Winger
  • Tunde Adebimpe
  • Mather Zickel
  • Anisa George
  • Sebastian Stan
  • Anna Deavere Smith
  • Jerome LePage
  • Tamyra Gray
  • Dorian Missick
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this intense family drama addresses certain subjects -- drug addiction, death, family dysfunction -- that may be overwhelming for younger teens who are drawn to it by Anne Hathaway's star power. But they're dealt with so sensitively and compassionately that older teens may find the film quite impactful. Expect plenty of swearing and social drinking (as well as discussions about alcoholism and drug use). Characters also explore dark emotional terrain, and adult family members are hurtful -- verbally and physically -- to each other.

Sexual Content

Two people who are virtual strangers have a quick tryst in a dark room (hardly any nudity shown). Some suggestive dancing.

Violence

Screaming and arguing among family members. At one point, two relatives actually get physical, and it's ugly, though very telling. A character purposefully drives straight into a street sign and beyond.

Language

Frequent strong language includes "f--k," "s--t" "c--ksucker," and "bastard."

Social Behavior

A dysfunctional family, still mourning the death of a loved one, unravels during a wedding weekend. Feelings are honestly aired, and the words sting. But there's also a whole lot of love going around, and not just because the central event is a wedding. Though angry with each other and deeply confused, relatives clearly care for each other and wish each other well.

Consumerism

Some mentions of Rite Aid, the Olympic Games, and the TV series Cops. Pellegrino bottles are displayed prominently.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The central character is a former junkie, and there's frank conversation about things she's done while high. She also smokes. Several scenes show Narcotics Anonymous meetings; the 12-step process is referred to often. Some social drinking during a wedding and rehearsal dinner.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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