Release Date:July 10,2012
While somewhat flawed, Margaret is an ambitious film that is mostly successful because of the stellar performances of its leads. The film is full of big ideas - ideas that apparently director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me) took almost 4 years to figure out how to edit and tell -but they are on the screen and earnestly presented in a mostly coherent and definitely thought-provoking and emotionally impactful manner. The Blu-ray combo also includes an extended-cut that some say is the director's preferred version - however, sometimes even great artists need to be saved from themselves and I'm not so certain the longer version adds anything significant on a character or emotional level. Margaret is worth checking out.
From Academy Award® nominated* writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me) comes a stirring drama Rolling Stone calls “a film of rare beauty and shocking gravity.” Anna Paquin, Matt Damon and Mark Ruffalo lead a celebrated cast in the story of a Manhattan teenager whose life is profoundly altered after witnessing a terrible accident. Experience an emotional teen’s extraordinary journey to set things right as her innocent ideals come crashing against the harsh realities of the adult world. It’s an “extraordinarily ambitious film,” raves Time Magazine.
Available exclusively at Amazon for a limited time, the two-disc Blu-ray set includes the theatrical version as well as a bonus DVD featuring the never-before-seen extended cut.
Hailed as “one of the decade's cinematic wonders” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker) and named “one of the best films of the year” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times), MARGARET is “ambitious, affecting, unwieldy and haunting” (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post) and features complex performances from a powerhouse cast including Anna Paquin, as the film’s eponymous heroine (TV’s “True Blood”), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids are Alright), Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo, Invictus), and Matthew Broderick (Wonderful World).