Usually I find Anne Hathaway smug, but her performance in the forthcoming Rachel Getting Married* appears — if this trailer is any indication — to be gritty and real. She plays Kym, a woman who has been in and out of rehab for a decade and comes home to attend her sister Rachel's (played by Mad Men's Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding. Debra Winger, who has been less than visible in Hollywood since the mid-90s, plays the girls' mom, and the inimitable Anna Deavere Smith also stars. I am also a total sucker, but I've watched this trailer three times and each time I tear up at the end. Dysfunctional family love! It cuts deep, I tell ya! The movie hits theaters October 3rd. Clip above.
Rachel Getting Married Trailer [Youtube]
*Full Disclosure: my ball n' chain works for Sony Pictures Classics, the company that's releasing Rachel, but that in no way changes my opinion of this trailer or its efficacy as a tearjerker.