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As I Lay Dying (2013)

R  |   |  Drama  |  22 October 2013 (USA)
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Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

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Addie Bundren
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Cora Tull (as Jennifer Howell)
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Reverend Whitfield
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Samson
Susan McMillin ...
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Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.

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Rated R for disturbing images, some sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$7,143 (USA) (11 October 2013)

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$15,009 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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The original book upon which the movie is based is told from the perspective of 15 different characters over 59 chapters. Split screens are used throughout much of the movie and this is designed to reflect the different perspectives of the characters. See more »

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Different actors play Lafe and McCallum. As Cleanth Brooks pointed out shortly after the novel was written, these two are the same person: Lafe McCallum. See more »

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[first lines]
Addie Bundren: My father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead for a long time.
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Shall We Gather at the River?
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Written by Robert Lowry
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Dull and Doesn't Offer Much
25 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

As I Lay Dying an be seen as an ensemble piece within one larger film as a whole. The weakest link in the ensemble, disappointingly, is Franco himself, who retains a smirky remove even during Darl Bundren's most emotionally bare scenes -- though he does at least give himself the best close-ups. You might say that remove characterizes Franco's direction, too: sporadically clever as his treatment is, he never seems all that invested in the novel except as a particularly challenging exercise for his ongoing artistic self-invention. Challenge passed, then. But the task of creating a film even obliquely equal to the rageful literary brazenness of Faulkner remains a hopeless task that Franco, with nothing to lose. Overall, the film differs on another level of severe boredom.


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