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R| 2 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
As a planet hurtles toward a collision course with Earth, two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg) cope with the approaching doomsday in different ways.

Cast: Kirsten Dunst , Charlotte Gainsbourg , Alexander Skarsgård , Brady Corbet , Cameron Spurr , Charlotte Rampling , Jesper Christensen , John Hurt

Director: Lars von Trier

Genres: Drama, Science fiction

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Melancholia (2011)

Release Date: November 11th, 2011|2 hr. 15 min.

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  • Von Trier draws us inexorably into the web of these characters. He loses us in a dream of his own devising. That's filmmaking. Now if he'd only learn to shut up at press conferences. show more

  • If only Lars von Trier took into account that audiences might actually want to enjoy Melancholia, rather than endure it, or sift through it, or submit to the director's will, he might have made something extraordinary. show more

  • Its true subject is melancholia as a spiritual state, a destroyer of happiness that emerges from its hiding place behind the sun, just like the menacing planet, then holds the heroine, Justine, in its unyielding grip and gives Ms. Dunst the unlikely occasion for a dazzling performance. show more

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  • June 09, 2013 WaterForestPress
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    Fantastic movie. Involving, intriguing, unique. There aren\'t enough words for this wonderful flick. The well known actors are a plus.

  • June 04, 2012 tk00000000124673
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    Don\'t waste your time watching this movie. I wasted over an hour of my life on this waste of film. The movie makes no sense, and doesn\'t hold a solid ************** all over, and it\'s hard to make sense of what is actually happening. Disappointed :/

  • May 07, 2012 Lon +
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    My 2nd favorite picture of 2011. And I\'m feeling guilty. It really should be my first. Kirsten Dunst deserved an Oscar nod. Rosie O\'Donnell does not. Bravo!

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Rosie O'Donnell: Giving Birth to 'A Flaming Child On The Floor Of An Igloo' Preferable to Watching 'Melancholia' Again

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Moviefone Staff on January 11, 2012

It's the Rosie O'Donnell-Lars von Trier debate you've been waiting for! O'Donnell, never one to mince words or hold back emotions, recently had some very unkind things to say about Von Trier's "Melanc...

New Releases: 'Jack and Jill,' 'Immortals' and 'J. Edgar'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on November 10, 2011

The three new releases out in theaters this weekend couldn't be more different: there's 'J. Edgar,' a bit of prestige Oscar bait from Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio; 'Immortals,' the violent...

Kirsten Dunst on 'Melancholia,' Lars Von Trier and the 'Spider-Man' Reboot

Posted by
Mike Ryan on November 10, 2011

Kirsten Dunst, though still only 29, has been around for quite some time. Put it this way: remember 'Bonfire of the Vanities,' the critical and box-office train wreck from 1990 with Tom Hanks and ...

Alexander Skarsgard on 'Melancholia,' 'Zoolander' and a 'True Blood' Ménage à Trois

Posted by
Mike Ryan on November 9, 2011

Alexander Skarsgard is well aware that he can't be the scoundrelly yet, at times, amiable, vampire Eric Northman forever. That's not to say that he hasn't enjoyed his time on 'True Blood'; he has,...

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