Margot At The Wedding
DIRECTOR: NOAH BAUMBACH
CAST: NICOLE KIDMAN, JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, JACK BLACK, FLORA CROSS
The toughest, most penetrating film from Noah Baumbach, Margot at the Wedding is a gutpunch of a follow-up to The Squid and the Whale, firmly placing Baumbach in the front ranks of contemporary filmmakers. Sisters Margot (Nicole Kidman) and Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh) reunite on the eve of Pauline’s wedding to Malcolm (Jack Black) at their Long Island home. Brittle Margot disapproves of the match and just about everything, and the visit turns into emotional bumper cars, as DP Harris Savides seeks out the literal and figurative traces of light in the darkness.