Margot At the Wedding (2007) - Synopsis
Noah Baumbach's follow-up to his Academy Award®-nominated The Squid and the Whale, is a daringly funny and bracingly honest exploration of the tender, absurd and sometimes excruciating relationship between siblings — and the fallout for those in their wake: children, husbands and lovers. Margot Zeller (Academy Award® winner NICOLE KIDMAN), a savagely bright, razor-tongued short-story writer who creates chaos wherever she goes, sets off on a surprise journey to the wedding of her estranged, free-spirited and unassuming sister Pauline (Golden Globe® nominee JENNIFER JASON LEIGH). Margot, with her all-too-rapidly maturing son Claude (newcomer ZANE PAIS) in tow, arrives with the gale force of a hurricane. From the minute she meets Pauline's fiance – the unemployed artist Malcolm (JACK BLACK) – Margot starts to plant seeds of doubt about the union. As the wedding approaches, one complication crashes into the next: vengeful neighbors, a debate about the beloved tree in the backyard and Margot's own marital turmoil. The two sisters, find themselves at the precipice of an unexpected transformation, ultimately revealing that even when your family is about to implode . . . the one thing you can cling to for solace and comfort is your imploding family.