Archive for April 10th, 2009

10th April
2009
written by Steph
Thankfully, a completely different experience (I hope!) from Steph Getting Married

Thankfully, a completely different experience (I hope!) from Steph Getting Married

I swear that our recent engagement has not inspired me to rent every movie that Netflix offers with the words “Married” or “Wedding” in the title.  This one has actually been sitting on our side table for a few weeks, I think – I’m pretty sure it entered our house pre-engagement.  We’ve been putting this one off because even though we’d heard it was supposed to be excellent, we had also heard it was a bit of a downer and neither of us has really been in the mood for depressing movies lately.  Watching this not long after The Squid & The Whale definitely packed a pretty hard one-two punch. The movie theoretically revolves around the weekend of the wedding of a young woman named Rachel, but it really focuses more on her sister, Kym, who has struggled with drug addiction for most of her life.  In fact, in order to attend the wedding, Kym is given but a temporary leave-of-absence from the rehab facility where she is currently receiving treatment. (more…)