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As I Lay Dying

Release Date: September 27th, 2013

R|1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Strife and disaster befall a poor Mississippi family during a two-day trip by horse and wagon to bury their deceased matriarch.

Cast: , , , , , , ,

Director:

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Millennium Entertainment

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • Franco, employing diverse cinematic techniques from split screen (mostly early on) to direct-to-camera address, makes the Bundrens’ time of trial more immediately coherent than it is on the page without disrespecting Faulkner’s oblique style. show more

  • James Franco's readiness in approaching famously abstract source material certainly doesn't translate well into his directorial formalism, or, more appropriately, lack of formalism. show more

  • As Franco dilutes the drama with first-year-film-student gimmicks, like split screens and slow motion, it just seems like a dull collection of pointless monologues from actors who can’t even be bothered to match up their accents. Franco is a dilettante, and it shows. show more

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