Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kym's smile

Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008)

A entralling film on a familiar subject, this suburban melodrama play's with prolonged montages that evoke endearing sympathy and with an acute use of sound and music especially a indie-rock accoustic adaptation of the wedding march it profiles Kym (Anne Hathaway), a recovering junkie that got out of rehab for her sisters Rachel`s wedding. Jonathan Demme started his carrer in the 1974 under AIP`s Roger Corman and pays his dept to his mentor by having him appear in a cameo where he picks up a camera at the wedding. Through a shaky hand-held camera and versatile tracking shots the film create`s enchanting and devastating moods. The screenplay by Jenny Lumet treats all the characters with respect and dignity as it examines Kym personal imperfection, repressed memories and her hope of overcoming them.-David Davidson

(Bytowne Cinema, 324 Rideau Street)

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