Margot at the Wedding

Margot at the Wedding ★★½

After the stellar The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding is far from being a worthwhile directorial follow-up for Noah Baumbach, a generally critically acclaimed director who still needed to find his groove at this point of his career. Margot at the Wedding has to be called one of his least accessible films: in spite of starring talents like Nicole Kidman in one of her many great performances, as well as Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jack Black, the film remains empty and hollow and the characters fail to come alive in front of the screen.

As a result, the movie becomes an unmemorable, pretentious collection of uninteresting scenes without anything holding them together. In the end, we are left without a resolution, without anything allowing this to stand out from the masses. It's still watchable thanks to the performances, but apart from that, there really isn't much more than emptiness to be found here.

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