I still need to collect my thoughts on Rachel Getting Married but I will say this for now: beautiful.
Nathaniel Getting Hugged... that's how I felt. No, not in the sappy cheap way of many tearjerkers. The movie isn't interested in tidy endings or easy to swallow Life Lessons Learned™. It's willing to throw painful truth around. Kim (Anne Hathaway stepping it up in a big way) is often a complete nightmare... and not always in the loveable rogue way that the movies are so fond of. Sometimes you just want to slap her ... or at least gag her. The film has genuine heart, musical soul and a welcome spontaneity in its filmmaking (it's rare when a handheld camera actually feels organic rather than distracting).
Sadly, my Oscar hopes for it have dimmed a bit since seeing it. It's a modest gem and a true ensemble (it's easy to see supporting campaigns being hard to mount). But Oscar Schmoscar. It was yummy -- easy top ten material.