DVD: Rachel Getting Married (15)

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Anne Hathaway was deservedly Oscar-nominated for her vanity-bruising turn as Kym, an unlikeable drug addict who leaves rehab to attend her sister's wedding.

In the build-up to the big day, she makes excruciating speeches, sleeps with the best man and gains a black eye as the secret tragedies of this very middle-class clan emerge. Jonathan Demme's look at family dynamics – teary pride, savage sibling rivalry and paternal dishwasher-stacking – is pitch perfect. It all ends with a joyous, woozy journey through the dying strains of a gorgeous wedding party, with samba dancers, Chinese lanterns and heartfelt farewells. Great soundtrack, too.

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