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Release Date: October 3rd, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 10th, 2009

R|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
As an affluent New England family prepares for one daughter's wedding, another named Kym (Anne Hathaway) -- just out of her latest stint in rehab -- whirls into town causing upheaval. The sister, Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), is more than a bit resentful of Kym's antics taking center stage, and as time ticks by, long-simmering family tensions come boiling to the surface.

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Debra Winger, Tunde Adebimpe, Mather Zickel, Anisa George, Anna Deavere Smith

Director: Jonathan Demme

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Clinica Estetico, Marc Platt Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Mother, Sister, Family, Father, Brooding, 2000s, Rivalry, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The life that swirls around Kym before, during and after her sister's densely populated, wonderfully detailed wedding seems to have been caught on the fly in all its sweetness, sadness and joy. (In its free-form style the film constitutes an elaborate homage to Robert Altman.) show more

  • A film whose lightness of touch rides a wave of family conflict to perfectly balance smiles and tears. show more

  • Jonathan Demme's superb rule-bending, heartrending and family-mending drama - ends with a wedding, it resists conventions as brazenly as does the bride's sister. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)