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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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Kenneth Lonergan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Paquin ... Lisa Cohen
J. Smith-Cameron ... Joan
Mark Ruffalo ... Maretti
Jeannie Berlin ... Emily
Jean Reno ... Ramon
Sarah Steele ... Becky
John Gallagher Jr. ... Darren
Cyrus Hernstadt Cyrus Hernstadt ... Curtis
Allison Janney ... Monica Patterson
Kieran Culkin ... Paul
Matt Damon ... Mr. Aaron
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Mitchell
Betsy Aidem ... Abigail
Adam Rose ... Anthony
Nick Grodin ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2012 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Margarita See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,525, 2 October 2011

Gross USA:

$46,495
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Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Only fourteen theaters screened the movie at the widest point of its release. See more »

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The front and back of the door to the driver's house do not match. See more »

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Emily: Because... this isn't an opera! And we are not all supporting characters to the drama of your amazing life!
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Extended version released on DVD runs for 178 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in English Vinglish (2012) See more »

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Nice emotional movie but little too long...
16 August 2012 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

Margaret – CATCH IT (B+) Margaret is very interesting movie about a teenage girl partially involved in woman death in a brutal accident. The movie deals with how she is wants the bus driver to at least accept his mistake too and have some remorse or gilt. The movie takes to her journey how she tries to deal with her conscious. She is now torn apart with frustration and begins to emotionally brutalizing her family, her friends, her teachers, and most of all, herself. Anna Paquin's performance as Margaret is terrific. She literally lived the role. From start to finish you won't be able to take your eyes off her, she may now always be remembered as Sookie Stackhouse but here she shows how incredible emotional range she has as an artist. Alison Janney is her death sequence was amazing. It maybe was a 5mintse scene but she sold her death to us and we can now imagine why Lisa was so heartbroken because of her death. J.Smith-Cameron is superb as Lisa's mom. Mark Ruffalo, Matt Damon, John Gallager JR, Kieran Culkin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jene Rene and Matthew Broderick did a decent job in their respective small yet pivotal roles. In the end Margaret is a nice movie and only flaw it has is its incredibly long without any reason. The movie could have been easily cut into hour and half by eliminating extra scenes or views of New York City.


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