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Margaret (I) (2011)

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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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Margaret centers on a 17-year-old New York City high-school student who feels certain that she inadvertently played a role in a traffic accident that has claimed a woman's life. In her attempts to set things right she meets with opposition at every step. Torn apart with frustration, she begins emotionally brutalizing her family, her friends, her teachers, and most of all, herself. She has been confronted quite unexpectedly with a basic truth: that her youthful ideals are on a collision course against the realities and compromises of the adult world. Written by Anonymous

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

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,525 (USA) (30 September 2011)

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$46,495 (USA) (21 October 2011)
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Kenneth Lonergan was contractually obligated to deliver a cut of 150 minutes but his preferred version ran close to three hours. Martin Scorsese and his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker were drafted in to hone the film into shape but were unable to complete their assignment as the funds ran out. Eventually Fox Searchlight released the film in its 150 minute format in a very limited run. Much to their surprise, it generated huge waves of critical favor, appearing on many critics' Top 10 Films of the Year lists. See more »

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On Lisa's geometry test, question 2 doesn't make sense. It should read "find WA" or "find WY". See more »

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A masterpiece!
19 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Margaret" is an absolute masterpiece. It's thematically going for the tone of a grandiose opera, but in a modern day context, filtered through the emotions of a teenage girl in association with a tragedy. It expresses the emotional teenage mind-set like no other.

Every performance is astounding and every character it so compelling and fully-realized. I would compare it to the likes of "Requiem for a Dream," "Magnolia," "There Will Be Blood," "Synecdoche, New York," "The Tree of Life," and other movies that tell sprawling emotional melodramas that just hook you in and don't let you go. If you're into that kind of thing, this is for you.

There's no doubt in my mind that if this movie hadn't been tangled up in lawsuits years ago, it would have been a huge Oscar contender and Anna Paquin surely would be winning tons of awards for her performance. It's such a shame that a movie of this size and scope was overlooked.


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