Baumbach's "Lost" Classic: MARGOT AT THE WEDDING by B. Roche

Margot is awful. She approaches people as if to flatter them, with a glint in her eye and a crooked half-smile, but once her prey's defenses are down, she stabs them with a casually cruel remark. She judges and berates her son, her sister, her sister’s fiancé, her boyfriend, her ex-husband, and the neighbors. She shares information others have told her in confidence. She gives unsolicited advice. She writes the private, personal history of those close to her into her short stories, and then acts like she hasn’t, or that it’s not a big deal. 

And yet as played by Nicole Kidman  . . .

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