Rachel Getting Married: When Self-Revelation Is Self-Serving

I am not a big fan of weddings. The worst part? The toasts, which often seem to serve as an opportunity for various members of the wedding party to jockey for the honor of who knows the bride and/or groom best. During all the speechifying, it becomes painfully clear how much we each, as individuals, want big events to be about ourselves. Given that real-life wedding speeches make many people want to stuff those little packets of bird seed in their ears, it's rather daring of Jonathan Demme‚Äôs r … [Read more...]