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Margaret (2011)

R | | Drama | 1 June 2012 (Italy)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lisa Cohen
... Joan
... Maretti
... Emily
... Ramon
... Becky
... Darren
Cyrus Hernstadt ... Curtis
... Monica Patterson
... Paul
... Mr. Aaron
... Mitchell
... Abigail
... Anthony
... Matthew
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Storyline

Bothersome New York City high-school student Lisa Cohen (17), who consistently messes up her life and that of boy classmates, searches New York in vain for a fit cowboy hat to wear at an excursion with her separated father and stepmother. Spotting one on bus driver Maretti's head but failing to board, she stubbornly runs along and keeps claiming his confused attention, until the bus hits a blind senior, who is wounded fatally The NYPD quickly closes the case as an accident, but Lisa, duly consumed by guilt and spared any charge, starts bothering everyone and making a mean pest of herself, not only at home, as self-absorbed actress mother may deserve, but also in the precinct, tracking down the victim's uninterested kin out of town and even Maretti at home. A family friend lawyer gets involved in the case, digging in to compromising circumstances and causing real trouble to people who were of the hook. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama

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

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1 June 2012 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Margarita  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,525, 2 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$46,495, 23 October 2011
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1.85 : 1
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Gary Gilbert was initially tolerant of the extended editing process, because he had faith in Kenneth Lonergan, and paid out of his own pocket for additional time in the editing suite. However, Producer Scott Rudin would describe Gilbert's scrutiny and excessive involvement in the editing process as "toxic". See more »

Goofs

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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David: A red light case is a 50-50 proposition already.
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Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Barcarolle (Belle nuit)
from "Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)"
Written by Jacques Offenbach
Performed by Czech Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Extreme Music Production
Vocal Performance by Renée Fleming and Susan Graham
Produced by David Frost
Music preparataion: Daniel Beckwith
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a fantastic movie and a sure bet Oscar for best picture and actress
27 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie showcases Lonergan's genius for dialog and his gift for articulating the human predicament. The story, centered around a girl who witnesses a horrible accident (Anna Paquin), is an operatic tour de force. Paquin a and J. Smith Cameron (her mother in the film)\ are absolutely brilliant, and the supporting cast is so strong that this movie should sweep multiple Oscars. Lonergan's pacing and tone are well suited to what is both a heartrending and funny complex drama.The sweeping grandeur of New York City comes across more realistically, and beautifully, than it has in any other recent film. So much of what makes us human is articulated in the movie that everything is real, everything is believable, and one can't help but to be moved to tears, to laughter, and back again. Margaret is a perfect follow up to Lonergan's superb first film You Can Count on Me.


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