Margot At The Wedding
DIRECTOR: NOAH BAUMBACH
CAST: NICOLE KIDMAN, JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, JACK BLACK, FLORA CROSS
Noah Baumbach in person
A gut-punch of a follow-up to The Squid and the Whale, the tough, penetrating Margot at the Wedding firmly placed Baumbach in the front ranks of contemporary American filmmakers. Sisters Margot (Nicole Kidman) and Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh) reunite on the eve of Pauline’s wedding to Malcolm (Jack Black) at their remote country 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.