Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Movies: Margaret

How would you feel if you were in involved in an fatal accident? How would you react if this event was partially caused by your behavior? This is the story of "Margaret". The movie (directed by Kenneth Lonergan) narrates how the life of a 17 year old girl changed after a shocking event  (imdb.com ). The main character is an unsure girl who explores her relationships with adults and her sexuality. After the accident her behavior gets even more unbalanced.

The low-budget film has an impressive cast: Matt Damon, Allison Janney, Jean Reno & Mark Ruffalo. But I was particularly impressed by Anna Paquin. The actress, who was around 25 while shooting this flick, accurately incarnated this 17 year old troubled girl. You could read even the juvenile insecurity and her growing disturbance in her face.

Margaret is a gripping and sometimes disturbing story. It`s  worth watching but the 150 minutes running time need a lot of patience.

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