Margot at the Wedding Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 10590

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 44

Theatrical Release Date: 11/16/2007

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/19/2008

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Noah Baumbach

Actors: Jack Black, Nicole Kidman, Ashlie Atkinson, Ciarán Hinds, Flora Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Plot: A women and her son hear of her sisters wedding to a less than perfect man. Things are said and quarrels are started, which reveals family secrets and possible broken relationships.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/11/2019

Noah Baumbach gets a few dark laughs out of this dramedy about a group of dysfunctional and unstable family members.

Rating of
2/4

GJ81 - wrote on 05/09/2010

Well acted and scripted, its just all a bit miserable. Jack Black pushes the comedy button and gets laughs, but sadly the film isn't centered around him. A shame.

Rating of
3.5/4

Benjamin_Barker - wrote on 09/01/2008

Margot at the Wedding is one of the best movies of 2007. The script is nearly perfect and the performance from Nicole Kidman is outstanding and should have won awards. The performances from Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jack Black were also top notch. If you're a fan of The Squid and the Whale and other similar films, you will LOVE Margot!

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Franz Patrick
Franz Patrick
Movie God

Rating of
2/4

Not Fully Realized

Franz Patrick - wrote on 05/10/2008

I'm glad that Nicole Kidman still decides to appear in small films once in a while. Even though this is one of her less memorable small movies, it's interesting nonetheless because Kidman's character had some sort of intense complexity. She loves her son but she fails to show deep affection toward him (in fact, she outright insults him), she cares for her sister yet their relationship is troublesome at best (due to sibling rivalry), and her unstable marriage is always in the back of her mind which negatively affects everything else she does. These three factors are at the forefront of the story, which had equal focus most of the time. Still, what this film really lacks is some sort of a gratifying resolution, not for the audience, but for its characters. At the end, I got tired of how …

newmans_own
newmans_own
Director

Rating of
3/4

Difficult film, yet masterfully performed

newmans_own - wrote on 11/23/2007

There is one thing that’s sure about this film; the characters are not meant to be liked. Baumbach goes out of his way to make sure the audience detests nearly every character in the film. Margot is selfish and off-putting. The only way she can booster her own self-esteem is by knocking down others; she laughingly comments that her sister cannot make eye contact with others, that her son smells bad and is growing stupid, and in more than one case accuses a potential attacker of being retarded. Pauline and Malcolm (the fiancé) don’t fare much better either; each of them are severely complicated individuals whose flaws seem to inflate in Margot’s presence. Whenever one of these characters finally breaks down and reaches out for help, it is far from sympathetic. It is …

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