margaret

I saw Margaret for lunch yesterday, I had to think about it.  It’s about Anna Paquin, of True Blood fame, who’s in high school in New York.  She then accidentally distracts Mark Ruffalo, from soon Hulk fame?, from his bus driver duties and they accidentally run over Allison Janney.  Paquin is then wrought with the guilt of this tragic accident.  Sprinkle in; Matt Damon, Matthew Broderick, Kieran Culkin, Jean Reno and Olivia Thirlby.

The good; … it’s beautifully shot…

The bad; With all those actors/actress mentioned above… why was this movie so boring?  Why was it two and a half hours long?  This movie has been in limbo for so long, here’s the excerpt from wikipedia;

The film’s lengthy post-production sparked two lawsuits, which were scheduled to be tried in 2009. [2]

In July 2010, Fox Searchlight stated that Lonergan finally completed work on the film, and that it would be released in 2011.[3]

Eventually, Martin Scorses and Thelma Schoonmaker had finished editing a final cut of this film (with Lonergan approved the cut).[1]

From the moment the film starts, the opening credits are in slow motion.  It’s pedestrians walking through New York, vehicles driving, life happening, and text on screen of the people who worked on the production… cut it, don’t need the slow-mo, give us tv flash credits.  So there’s thirty minutes we could’ve saved.

The whole thing is just Paquin being mad from one scene to another, she’s an actress, have her act more than one emotion!

Overall, I’ll make this short, which is ironic, skip it entirely.

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