• Margot at the Wedding (2007)

Margot at the Wedding

Release Date: November 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2008

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Self-absorbed writer Margot (Nicole Kidman) and her young son arrive at her family's seaside home as surprise guests at the wedding of her sister Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh). The siblings are estranged, and hope to reconcile during their weekend visit. However, all hope for a peaceful reunion disintegrates when Margot tries to convince Pauline not to marry her ne'er-do-well fiance, Malcolm (Jack Black).

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black, John Turturro, Ciarán Hinds, Zane Pais, Flora Cross, Hallet Feiffer

Director: Noah Baumbach

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions

Keywords: 2000s, Quest, Love, Son, Daughter, Amusing, Family, Sister, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Baumbach’s achievement stings. It also has the sureness of tone and direction of a Chekhov story. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Dissenters who see this film as a wallow in self-absorption aren't paying attention. Baumbach is acutely attuned to the droll mind games of smart people who only think they're impervious to feeling. show more

  • 90
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Noah Baumbach has followed up his acclaimed 2005 breakthrough "The Squid and the Whale" with another wryly observed, giddily cringe-inducing, bracingly original winner. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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