• Margaret (2011)


Release Date: September 30th, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2012

R |2 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

New York high-school student Lisa Cohen (Anna Paquin) inadvertently causes an accident in which a bus driver (Mark Ruffalo) runs over a pedestrian (Allison Janney). Guilt-stricken over her role in the woman's death, Lisa's mood swings from normal to furious, with her angry outbursts mostly directed at her mother (J. Smith-Cameron). Lisa reaches out to the dead woman's best friend (Jeannie Berlin) and the bus driver, but her failed efforts to make amends only lead to more hostility.

Cast: Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Jean Reno, Jeannie Berlin, Allison Janney, Matthew Broderick, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo

Director: Kenneth Lonergan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Fox Searchlight, Mirage Enterprises, Camelot Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, School, New York City, Growing up, 2000s, Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80

    It's not a film that's easy to love, but like a song you at first can't stand but then end up humming all day, it works its way past your defenses and curls in close. show more

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Fine performances and bristling language compel in this overlong, often off-putting but well-observed New York story. show more

  • 100
    Ann HornadayWashington Post

    Ambitious, affecting, unwieldy and haunting, it's an eccentric, densely atmospheric, morally hyper-aware masterpiece that refuses to follow the strictures of conventional cinematic structure, instead leading the audience on a circuitous journey down the myriad rabbit holes that comprise modern-day Manhattan. show more

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