The Thread in which We Discuss Rachel Getting Married. . .Spoilers. . .
We went to see this on saturday→
[More:]. Inexplicably, it was only playing in the little art theater in town, and even then it was on the smaller screen (What Just Happened was on the larger. . go figure.)
The 5pm showing was full and we had to sit in the second row in a very small theater.
For this movie, big mistake. The way it was shot, mostly handheld, constantly moving, claustrophobic, made me seasick. We were in the middle of the row, and I did not have a graceful way of leaving, so I mostly had my head down, eyes closed, sitting there sweating.
(I cannot go on carnival rides, or even a swing or merry-go-round for that reason, although I never have had any problems on boats of any kind.)
All that said, the movie was GREAT!. The relationship arcs are messy and confusing, people do not act in a linear fashion, no one emerges totally happy or unhappy, and while everyone gets through the wedding, more or less OK, life is hard and that is not going to change.
I look forward to renting it so I can see more of it.