'Margot at the Wedding'

Margot at the Wedding, the new film by Squid and the Whale writer/director Noah Baumbach. Jennifer Jason Leigh’s getting married to Jack Black; her sister Margot, played by Nicole Kidman, seems to disapprove. I know a lot of people who hated The Squid and the Whale; they’re all wrong. That movie’s a new classic. And this movie, out in October, looks like a worthy follow-up. (Biggest hinge, perhaps: can Jack Black not play Jack Black?)  Baumbach’s expressed his love for French director Eric Rohmer before, and for that reason it’s hard for me to watch this trailer and not think of Claire’s Knee. But maybe that’s just me. Love this line from Jennifer Jason Leigh: “Margot tried to murder me when we where girls. She put me on a baking sheet, sprinkled me with paprika, and put me in the oven.”

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