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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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Mrs. Samson
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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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El último deseo  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,143 (USA) (13 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 fifteen different characters over fifty-nine chapters. Split screens are used throughout much of the movie, and this is designed to reflect the different perspectives of the characters. See more »

Goofs

(at around 23 mins) Just before the reverend begins to sing, "Shall we gather at the river", and just as Anse says, "She's going to a better place," the boom mic is visible above his head. 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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Featured in Filmselskabet: Episode #4.1 (2013) See more »

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Shall We Gather at the River?
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Written by Robert Lowry
Performed by Funeral Service Attendees
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A Pretty Good Movie
20 June 2014 | by (Richmond, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Because of the low rating of 5.5 I nearly decided not to watch this movie. I would have missed a good movie had I paid too much attention to ratings and not given this movie a chance. It reminded me of the part in Lonesome Dove where one of the characters in that movie honors his promise to carry and deliver Gus's body in a wooden coffin a thousand miles to be buried back in his home in Texas. In this movie, we have a wife and mother who lived out her life to die naturally and the ordeal that a poor Mississippi family endures in getting her body back to where it is supposed to be buried. I found the actors to be well cast in their roles and I highly recommend this movie.


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