Margot at the Wedding

Margot at the Wedding

DVD - 2008
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Relationships are tested and family secrets are exposed after Margot decides to visit her newly engaged sister and her less-than-impressive fiance on the eve of their wedding.
"...wryly observed, giddily cringe-inducing, bracingly original winner."--Hollywood Reporter
"...a vicarious thrill ride in human behavior."--Washington Post
"Frequently brilliant..."--New York Times
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY MAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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mr_chocolate
Jul 07, 2018

The only merit of this film was to not be anything like the characters portrayed! Such a dysfunctional family of characters that even the creditable acting of Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh could not make this of any real value of the viewers time! The straight laced acting of Jack Black was mildly interesting to see.

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firefly5
Dec 08, 2017

Boring and a waste of 20 minutes of my time.

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sweetonxoxos
Apr 03, 2016

I was excited to see this movie after seeing the trailer, thought it would be "fun..".. But that was not the kind of movie it was at all... It was a weird, kind of dark movie...

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lillydog08
Dec 07, 2015

Awful movie, save yourself the 2 hours and do anything else besides watch this film...

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flexiduck
Jan 24, 2015

A two-hour non-stop train wreck. Loved it! A study of a group of people for whom it can be accurately said that, individually and collectively, everything they do is wrong. Great fun. (Note: Psychologists I know who have seen it do NOT like it, because it reminds them too much of work,)

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rokivan
Sep 25, 2013

Some of the family dynamics were a bit uncomfortable to watch

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mjayh
Oct 23, 2012

My favorite Nicole Kidman film. Top notch portrayal of the poisonous relationship between two sisters.

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zahava
Dec 01, 2011

This movie is definitely wierd look at a dysfunctional family and its dynamics. Has some dry humor.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Although this movie was far from well received, I thought it was a great. The story and characters are fantastic and the acting is incredible on so many levels. I think you would really have to enjoy character driven movies to like this one, as it is not a film for everyone. I would recommend this to fans of dark comedy type dramas.

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tvy
Jan 17, 2011

This movie was kinda weird

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

nadian Jan 09, 2009

Violence: One scene.

nadian Jan 09, 2009

Sexual Content: Adult sexual material and language

nadian Jan 09, 2009

Coarse Language: Adult language throughout.

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joseph
Jul 18, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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joseph
Jul 18, 2008

Sexual Content: Female masturbation; talk of masturbation

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Claude: Did she poop in her pants?
Margot: It happens to everyone, not just babies. It will happen to you too someday.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Margot: You didn't notice anything different about Pauline?
Claude: No.
Margot: She's pregnant. She told me. She's keeping it a secret from Malcolm and even Ingrid, which I think is unforgivable. Now she's gonna have to marry him. What's she planning on doing, getting married and not drinking champagne? Then she's just gonna be lying. I guess she's afraid she'll miscarry. She probably will. I think on some level, she's ambivalent about the marriage. That's why she's not telling him.
Claude: Are you stoned, Mom?
Margot: Maybe a little.
Claude: I don't like it.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Pauline: I was dating that guy Horace back then. Do you remember him?
Margot: Was that the guy who liked to rough you up?
Pauline: No, that was our dad.
Margot: Our dad used to strip down to his skivvies and beat us with a belt.
Malcolm: That man had a sexual screw loose.
Pauline: That's awful, that stuff that happens to kids. Malcolm was fondled by a male babysitter.
Malcolm: Just use that information however you want.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Margot: He's not ugly. He's completely unattractive.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Pauline: What was it about Dad that had us f**king so many guys?

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Malcolm: I haven't had that thing yet, where you realize that you're not the most important person in the world.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

nadian Jan 09, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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joseph
Jul 18, 2008

joseph thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is getting married to less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.

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