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Morvern Callar (2002)

R | | Drama | 1 November 2002 (UK)
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After her beloved husband's suicide, a mourning supermarket worker and her best friend hit the road in Scotland, but find that grief is something that you can't run away from forever.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Morvern Callar
Kathleen McDermott ... Lanna
... Cat in the Hat
Ruby Milton ... Couris Jean
... Susan
... Dazzer
Carolyn Calder ... Sheila Tequila
Raife Patrick Burchell ... Boy in Room 1022
Steve Cardwell ... Welcoming Courier
... Guy with Hat's Mate
El Carrette ... Gypsy Taxi Driver
Andrew Flanagan ... Overdose
... Him
Mette Karlsvik ... Sick Girl / Bikini Girl
Andrew Knowles ... Green Boy #1
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Following her boyfriend's suicide, supermarket clerk Morvern Callar passes off his unpublished novel as her own. With the money her boyfriend left for his funeral, she leaves Scotland for Ibiza where she travels with her closest friend. The journey prompts a series of internal and external transformations for Morvern-- ones which bring to light her experiences of grief, memory, freedom, and desire. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£82,014 (United Kingdom), 3 November 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,836, 22 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$267,194, 24 August 2003
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Morvern Callar was the debut novel by Scottish author Alan Warner, first published in 1995. See more »

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When Morvern changes the name on the manuscript, there is a shot of her hitting the "delete" key repeatedly, followed by a shot of the cursor at the end of her boyfriend's name, and the characters disappearing one by one from the end. In English versions of Windows (and Mac OS X), the "delete" key deletes characters after the cursor, not before it. Depending on the program and keyboard, "delete" could work like "backspace." See more »

Quotes

Lanna: Where are we going?
Morvern Callar: Somewhere beautiful.
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References Ms .45 (1981) See more »

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Blue Milk
Written by Timothy Gane / Laetitia Sadier
Performed by Stereolab
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group/Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Discs/Universal/Island Music Ltd
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Someone else's dream
17 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I looked at my watch quite frequently during Morvern Callar. I first felt impatient during the opening sequence which seemed unnecessarily drawn out. I'm sure living with a corpse in a small apartment for apparently several days can't have been very pleasant as decay starts to set in.

There are other parts of the film that just don't ring true, either. How did she use her boyfriend's debit card to get access to his entire balance? Also, I can't believe that the publishers would find her a credible author. I would have been very suspicious of her attitude and empty-headedness.

There were some beautiful images and some likeable scenes in this film, but it was like sitting through someone else's dream. The more I think about this film the less I really like it. Downgraded from my initial score of seven to a six.

I have to say that Samantha Morton is a superb actress. She doesn't play a part so much as become the part. I only hope that she's grounded enough in real life to survive this kind of immersion in her roles.


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