You have to hand it to Anne Hathaway. Watching her in those early Disney Princess Diary type movies, there was no indication that the awkward teen would grow into not just a bona fide actress but a bombshell one at that.
Over the past five years she’s bounced between better than average studio dreck (stuff that shouldn’t be enjoyable on the surface but ultimately are) like Get Smart, The Devil Wears Prada and smaller art fare like Brokeback Mountain and Havoc. Her willingness to choose smaller, edgier roles have lent her the credibility other actors her contemporary don’t have and by choosing relatively quality studio projects, ones that she doesn’t necessarily have to carry or be the star, has allowed her to be a household name.
More than any actress she has superbly managed her career over these past few years. Now she has the family drama Rachel Getting Married. In the Jonathan Demme-directed film, Hathaway stars as Kym, a woman who’s been in and out of rehab for a decade. The estranged daughter returns home for her sister’s wedding. Hijinks ensue no doubt.
Hathaway is generating early Oscar-buzz for this performance, as playing slightly funny druggies often do for actors/actresses.
Rachel Getting Married will have its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. No US release date is scheduled as of yet.