TITLE:Rachel Getting Married
DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Demme
STARS: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Habitual rehab recidivist Kym (Anne Hathaway) comes home for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), and to the complicated embrace of her mom (Debra Winger) and dad (Bill Irwin) . Any and all promises of best behavior are, of course, certain to go awry in this comedy-drama scripted by Jenny Lumet, the daughter of directorial legend Sidney Lumet.
WHY WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT: Because this is a classic example of a star-director pair worth looking forward to. After a recent series of great documentaries and glossy entertainments, Jonathan Demme looks to be settling in for a fierce, frank drama about people ... and Hathaway, too often sidelined in light comedy, may finally have a chance to flex the acting chops she demonstrated in her brief-but-bold turn in Brokeback Mountain.