Rachel Getting Married

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Intense, insightful family drama celebrates love.

R 2008 111 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 16+

Patience is a virtue

Rachel Getting Married may be too slow moving for some viewers, but for those who are willing to sit and watch the deliberate plot movement and character development, it is worth the wait. With strong language and a brief sex scene, as well as a high level of emotional intensity, it is not a kid-friendly movie. But mature teens and adults who enjoy a good drama and well thought out movie will enjoy this. Perhaps the reasons that may off-put viewers who want immediate gratification are exactly what set Rachel Getting Married apart. The director and the actors seem to allow the characters and plot to unfold at their leisure, lingering on details that would normally be swept under the rug but that make the movie so much more of a study of real life, something that seems to be becoming a lost art in the film world.
age 16+

Ugh - overly pretentious saga...save yourself!

Overly pretentious movie that leaves you little sympathy for the lead character. If you enjoy a whiney, self absorbed on-again off-again drug addict, then this is your cup of tea. Craving total attention she tries to ruin sisters wedding, crashes father's car and demands to be treated like an adult.

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