Sunday, August 3, 2008

First Margot, and now Rachel...

First off, I would like to apologize for not updating sooner. Things just keep coming up, so now that I finally have some free time, I will try to post more frequently.

So a new trailer just hit the internet, and it is for the new film by Jonathan Demme entitled Rachel Getting Married. The script is written by Jenny Lumet, a first time screenwriter. The film stars Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt and Debra Winger.

The film centers around Kym (Hathaway), a girl who has been in and out of rehab for a decade and has a long history of personal crisis. She returns to her family for her sister Rachel's (DeWitt) wedding, and brings a lot of drama along with her, acting as a catalyst that exposes all of the tensions that lie within the family.

This film is actually a tough sell for me. Jonathan Demme who has done some really great work in the past has been churning out less than stellar works as of late. Although I have to say Anne Hathaway looks pretty decent in the trailer that has just been released (the trailer can be found here). I like that she is finally moving onto some smaller edgier roles, and I might dare to say she might be picking up some cred come award season.

Despite obvious similarities to the film Margot at the Wedding, I think (judging by the trailer) that this film will be leading in a different direction, just in familiar territory. The whole thing looks like it has been shot digitally, which should also be interesting. Also, unlike Margot, this film looks more like an ensemble piece.

The film will be making its North American Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Gala Screening... I'm just hoping for a little more information before I take a leap of faith and buy a ticket to see this.


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