Margot at the Wedding

Director Noah Baumbach’s follow-up to his magnificent The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding looks to be yet another biting examination of family. Here, the acid-tongued title character (Nicole Kidman, whose legacy desperately needs shoring up) visits her sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh—she also could stand a modest hit), who is about to be married to a fellow played by … Jack Black. Like Squid, the plot involves the emotional entanglement of a family in utter disarray, and the dialogue is undoubtedly witty and emotionally charged. But Squid didn’t have a star in the bunch; will Kidman’s celebrity—and Black’s buffoonery—undermine the delicate chemistry of the film?

Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis; 612-825-6006.






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