Friday, September 5, 2008
There are very few American directors that I would like to see get their groove back as much as Jonathan Demme. The director of such masterworks as Melvin and Howard, Something Wild, Married to the Mob and The Silence of the Lambs will always be a favorite in my book, but it has been a very long time since I have been excited about a new Jonathan Demme film.
I have a strong feeling that Rachel Getting Married might be the film that a lot of us Demme fans have been waiting for. Starring the very special Anne Hathaway and the much missed Debra Winger, Rachel Getting Married looks terrific and many of the early reviews have been quite celebratory in nature.
While I don't harbor the hope this will be quite the grand slam that a production like Married to the Mob or Silence of the Lambs was, I do hope that this puts Demme back on the map as one of our most original American filmmakers.