Margot at the Wedding R

One family. Infinite degrees of separation.
Margot at the Wedding
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: February 19, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Paramount
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Noah Baumbach - Director; Jennifer Jason Leigh - Actress
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 169


User Ratings: 22,022
Rating: 2/5 -- Some of the dialogue is well-crafted and the performances are generally strong (although Black hams shamelessly at times) but the characters are so loathsome that you long for a hurricane to sweep away this wedding party. Full Review
Times (UK)
Feb 29, 2008
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Baumbach's flair for dialogue and keen observation are still in top shape. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jul 5, 2019
Kidman has rarely been this fine....[Leigh] matches some of her best early work...
Box Office
Dec 1, 2007
As in the minutely observed anatomy of a divorce in The Squid and the Whale, the pleasures and pains of Margot reside in the smallness of scope and queasy focus on delicate family matters. Full Review
Stop Smiling
Sep 30, 2014
Rating: 2/5 -- Dramatically and visually, there's no relief to be had in this self-indulgent downer. Full Review
Independent (UK)
Feb 29, 2008
There is such a thing as binge pessimism. It happens when one living disaster area, considered insufficient in a story, is served up with several others, causing audience braincells to swirl, stagger and collide against thalamic lampposts. Full Review
Financial Times
Feb 29, 2008
Rating: 1/5 -- Humourless (though supposedly a comedy) and pretentious, almost a parody of the self-indulgent Sundance festival film, right down to the washed-out colours, droning dialogue and the title in big sans-serif capitals. Full Review
Feb 29, 2008

Product Description:

Writer-director Noah Baumbach follows up his Oscar-nominated THE SQUID AND THE WHALE with another bitingly funny and painfully honest dissection of family life. This time around, the topic is sisterhood. Margot (Nicole Kidman) and her adolescent son Claude (Zane Pais) take a train from New York City to Long Island, where Margot's sister Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is about to get married to Malcolm (Jack Black). Even though Margot is a successful writer with a compassionate husband (John Turturro), she is repressed, bitter, insecure, and angry, and she takes out her frustrations on anyone and everyone around her. Pauline is initially happy that her sister has decided to come to the wedding, but she quickly realizes that Margot is still her terrible old self. Over the course of a few days, past conflicts erupt and present conflicts explode, threatening not only to put a damper on the wedding, but to ruin it completely.

Baumbach's gift for dialogue is unmatched. His seemingly effortless ability to blend humor with seriousness makes it difficult to categorize MARGOT AT THE WEDDING as a drama or a comedy, for it is both. Kidman proves that her Academy Award wasn't a fluke, delivering a fearless performance that is at times difficult to watch in its virulence. Baumbach's wife, Leigh, is her typically exceptional self, but it's Black who is the film's true revelation, playing it straight like never before, to heartbreaking effect. Featuring stark naturalistic photography by the great Harris Savides (GERRY, ZODIAC), MARGOT AT THE WEDDING is another major accomplishment from Baumbach.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: November 16, 2007

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 70,013
  • UPC: 097363479741
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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