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Margaret's Museum (1995)

 -  Drama  -  26 January 1996 (USA)
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In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking ... See full summary »

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Neil Currie
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Jimmy MacNeil
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Catherine MacNeil
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Angus MacNeil
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Marilyn
Peter Boretski ...
Grandfather Dunald MacNeil
Barrie Dunn ...
Mr. Campbell
Norma Dell'Agnese ...
Mrs. Campbell
Glenn Wadman ...
Willy
Elizabeth Richardson ...
Sister
Ida Donovan ...
Sarah
Gordon Joe ...
Hum Sing
Wayne Reynolds ...
Fraser
Murdoch MacDonald ...
Clerk
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In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what you do, you can't avoid the spectre of the pit forever. Written by <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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She found a way to preserve her memories forever.

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Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Angus MacNeil: I've been sober too long, Margaret; it's kept me from thinking straight.
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Grabs the viewer and keeps him interested from start until finish ..
7 January 1999 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews



Margaret's Museum is a powerful movie which takes place in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. It is a movie made from a short story written by Sheldon Currie.

Helena Bonham Carter and Kate Nelligan are sheer excellence in every which way. Also, Clive Russell, and all the other actors are brilliant and their roles are believable, and sometimes shocking. I forgot while watching this movie that it indeed is a movie .. it seem so very real.

The beginning of the movie will grab your attention completely; the middle explains almost everything; and the ending will shock you. Completely.

It was about time I finally watched a movie I had no idea in my wildest imagination what the ending would be like.

I love this movie and will watch it many, many times. I also think the photography, the music scores (Rankin Family), etc., are also excellent.

Do I rate this movie a 10? You bet!


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