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Margaret (2011)

R | | Drama | 1 June 2012 (Italy)
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A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.

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Kenneth Lonergan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Lisa Cohen
J. Smith-Cameron ... Joan
Mark Ruffalo ... Maretti
Jeannie Berlin ... Emily
Jean Reno ... Ramon
Sarah Steele ... Becky
John Gallagher Jr. ... Darren
Cyrus Hernstadt Cyrus Hernstadt ... Curtis
Allison Janney ... Monica Patterson
Kieran Culkin ... Paul
Matt Damon ... Mr. Aaron
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Mitchell
Betsy Aidem ... Abigail
Adam Rose ... Anthony
Nick Grodin ... Matthew
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Storyline

Bothersome New York City high-school student Lisa Cohen (17), who consistently messes up her life and that of boy classmates, searches New York in vain for a fit cowboy hat to wear at an excursion with her separated father and stepmother. Spotting one on bus driver Maretti's head but failing to board, she stubbornly runs along and keeps claiming his confused attention, until the bus hits a blind senior, who is wounded fatally The NYPD quickly closes the case as an accident, but Lisa, duly consumed by guilt and spared any charge, starts bothering everyone and making a mean pest of herself, not only at home, as self-absorbed actress mother may deserve, but also in the precinct, tracking down the victim's uninterested kin out of town and even Maretti at home. A family friend lawyer gets involved in the case, digging in to compromising circumstances and causing real trouble to people who were of the hook. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some drug use and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2012 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Margarita See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,525, 2 October 2011

Gross USA:

$46,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$564,864
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Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first draft of the screenplay was three hundred sixty-eight pages long. See more »

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The front and back of the door to the driver's house do not match. See more »

Quotes

Emily: Because... this isn't an opera! And we are not all supporting characters to the drama of your amazing life!
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Extended version released on DVD runs for 178 minutes. See more »

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Enough Is Enough
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Lonergan is simply brilliant
16 July 2012 | by sherlock_cumberSee all my reviews

Lonergan is simply brilliant. The way he combines real life drama with literary references by that showing his characters inclination to intellectually interpret dramatic events and their gut reaction to them, is just incredible. This is by far the best movie of 2011 and the fact that is wasn't even nominated for an Oscar shows just how flawed the Hollywood promotion machine is.

I've seen quite a lot of reactions from viewers that leave me mystified: Lisa's a spoiled brat, no more of Paquin's screaming, the film takes forever blabla.... I have a suggestion for you : go see Spiderman or some action movie that will keep you satisfied in terms of pace because you certainly didn't get anything out of this movie. It has nothing to do with how likable Lisa is. This is a coming of age movie. And yeah even spoiled upper class brats go through it and its always dramatic. Anna captures it superbly. I haven't seen such compelling writing for a female lead in quite a while.


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