I saw this one last November as a screener at home on a rainy Sunday. It really matched the tone of this film.
Kym (Anne Hathaway) is a recovering drug addict who leaves rehab to attend the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt). Her homecoming brings out a lot of bubbling tension amongst the family and causes everyone to air their grievances on the weekend of the wedding.
This film is a lot darker and more depressing than one would think as it strikes the chord of nearly every family problem you can think of. A lot of scenes tend to drag on with trite dialogue and seem as though they could have been cut down a lot. In fact, the film could have been a lot shorter, probably under an hour and a half, with all the unnecessary fringe cut out. Either way, it’s interesting but really the best part of the film, and the only thing worth nominating, is Anne Hathaway.
Best Actress – Anne Hathaway
I love to see her coming into her own as an actress and this role is definitely a career best. She was an early front-runner for this award, but now she should just be glad to be here since I think this award belongs to Kate.