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The main theme of this year's Sundance Film Festival -- you know, other than sex -- seems to be big actors looking to push the envelope and break free from the types of characters that mainstream audiences know them for. You had it with Michael Cera, in the hallucinatory Chilean flick “Crystal Fairy”; you had it with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in the porn-heavy “Don Jon's Addiction”; and you had it with Daniel Radcliffe, in the beatnik-era “Kill Your Darlings.” Now, Rooney Mara takes her turn in the drama “Ain't Them Bodies Saints.” There is a lot to like about this movie and Mara's performance in it (both of which debuted to positive reviews). But, quality aside, this film is notable because it's the actress's first project following her eyebrow-raising turn in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” The 2011 film, directed by David Fincher, had Rooney starring as Lisbeth Salander, an antisocial »

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