Margot at the Wedding

Margot at the Wedding

Director: Noah Baumbach Cast: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black
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Margot at the Wedding

Margot at the Wedding, writer/director Noah Baumbach's follow-up to his Oscar nominated The Squid and the Whale, stars Nicole Kidman as Margot, a woman who travels with her son to the wedding of her sister (Jennifer Jason Legih). The relationship between the two siblings has never been harmonious, a situation that is exacerbated when Margot discovers she cares very little for her sister's fiancé (Jack Black). Soon the high-strung Margot escalates a feud between her sister and the neighbors, and family secrets come to light forcing everyone to rethink their various feelings towards each other.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2008
UPC: 0097363479741
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; A Conversation With Noah Baumbach and Jennifer Jason Leigh; Theatrical trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicole Kidman Margot
Jennifer Jason Leigh Pauline
Jack Black Malcolm
John Turturro Jim
Ciarán Hinds Dick
Zane Pais Claude
Flora Cross Ingrid
Halley Feiffer Maisy

Technical Credits
Noah Baumbach Director,Screenwriter
Douglas Aibel Casting
Blair Breard Co-producer
Joe Camp Asst. Director
George Drakoulias Musical Direction/Supervision
Drew Kunin Sound/Sound Designer
Carol Littleton Editor
Jono Oliver Asst. Director
Anne Ross Production Designer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Rudin Producer
Harris Savides Cinematographer
Alan Stockhausen Art Director
Paul Urmson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Margot at the Wedding
1. Chapter 1 [:13]
2. Chapter 2 [:08]
3. Chapter 3 [7:17]
4. Chapter 4 [:41]
5. Chapter 5 [7:26]
6. Chapter 6 [8:06]
7. Chapter 7 [:46]
8. Chapter 8 [7:18]
9. Chapter 9 [2:39]
10. Chapter 10 [5:44]
11. Chapter 11 [1:56]
12. Chapter 12 [6:46]

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Noah Baumbach creates strange films, movies that are low budget in appearance (except for the sterling casts he assembles), dicey stories about dysfunctional people (and there is obviously a mirror here for seeing our own dysfunctional traits), moods that suggest the films of Ingmar Bergman shot with camera work that blurs the line of reality and fantasy, and in the end films that initiate discussion (both arguing for and against the quality of time the viewers have just spent). His are message films and while they may not entertain the mass number of filmgoers, they are an important aspect of the new American cinema. Novelist Margot (Nicole Kidman) and her son Claude (Zane Pais, in an impressive film debut) are traveling to Margot's semi-estranged sister's wedding: hippie Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is marrying the bizarre artist wannabe Malcolm (Jack Black) in the backyard of the girl's old home somewhere in New England. The sisters have a rocky relationship, strained by family secrets that include a distant mother and strange sister and a possibly pedophilia father, and strained by Margot's success as a writer (though she has failed in her marriage to the nebulous Jim - John Turturro - and is having an affair with another writer Dick - Ciarán Hinds - whose Harvard daughter Maisy - Halley Feiffer - is an oversexed thorn in the family's eyes), and strained by Pauline's lack of direction away from her past as a 'woman of loose morals' to the discovery that she is pregnant by the loser Malcolm. The entire story takes place on the weekend of Pauline's planned wedding and everything that could possibly go wrong does. Each of the sister's idiosyncrasies and maladjustments to life come into play and the only characters who seem to be able to make sense of any of the behavior abnormalities are the sisters' children - Claude and Pauline's daughter Ingrid (Flora Cross). If there is a focal point that rises out of all this dysfunctional behavior it is the manner in which Margot and Claude are bonded as mother and son - not a perfect balance of roles but one of great tenderness and intention. Yes, there are some strangely comic aspects to this story, dark though they may be, but the overall impression is one of trying to understand why each of these strange characters has chosen their paths in life - and that opens the forum for viewer introspection and excellent post-viewing conversation. Much of the success of this little film is due to the fine performances by Kidman, Leigh, Pais, Turturro, Hinds, and Black. It is a very strong cast able to accompany us on this often confusing journey. Grady Harp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago