Just returned from RedBox (the $1 per night DVD rental from those red kiosksÂ outside U.S. grocery stores).
Since it’s Wednesday, we got our DVD for free (Red Box now offers free DVD rental on Mondays and Wednesdays. Bet all you cheapo desi SOBs in the U.S. already knew that).
We picked up Rachel Getting Married (Anne Hathaway).
Our introduction toÂ Anne Hathaway came viaÂ The Devil Wears Prada (lovely movie also featuring Meryl ‘actress extraordinaire’ Streep).
Directed by Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married has won high praise from the critics, in which category yours ‘humble’ truly is a foot-soldier.
The movie has a 87% rating on the Tomatometer.
Anne Hathaway’s performance in Rachel Getting MarriedÂ won her a Best Actress nomination for the recent Academy Awards (Kate Winslet won for the Reader).
We’ll update this post after we finish watching the movie.
Anne Hathaway proves yet again that she’s one of the most watchable actresses in Hollywood now.
The movie looks at the tensions that rise to the surface when Kym (Anne Hathaway) comes from a drug rehab center for her sister Rachel’s wedding.
The tensions between the sisters, between father and the two daughters, and mother (now divorced) and the two daughters is interesting to behold as they erupt in a fury. Plus, there’s always the reference to an old tragedy in the family.
Oh, by the way Rachel’s marriage is an Indian-theme wedding with all the saris, Sag Paneer and Alu Gobi.