I wish I had watched this one later, because it would have been even more refreshing. Rachel Getting Married is not so much a wedding movie as it is a movie in which a wedding happens. And the wedding actually happens, which distinguishes it from all the other movies I’ve thus far reviewed.
Anne Hathaway stars in both this and Bride Wars, suggesting she chooses scripts with an angel and a devil sitting on her shoulders. The difference between watching the weddings that appear in Bride Wars and the wedding that appears in Rachel Getting Married is like the difference between watching a season of Platinum Weddings [disclaimer: I have never actually seen that show] and browsing through the Wedding Graduates on A Practical Wedding [newly relaunched, yay!].