• Morvern Callar (2002)

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Release Date: December 20th, 2002

DVD Release Date: December 16th, 2003

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
When her boyfriend commits suicide, unambitious Glasgow clerk Morvern Callar (Samantha Morton) invents various stories to explain his absence. After several days, she chops up and buries the body. She then finds a novel he completed before killing himself and sends it to several publishing houses as her own work. When the book is bought, Morvern uses her first payment to take a Spanish vacation with her best friend, Lana (Kathleen McDermott), which turns out to be a surprising emotional journey.

Cast: Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Raife Patrick Burchell, Dan Cadan, Carolyn Calder, Jim Wilson, Dolly Wells, Ruby Milton

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Cowboy Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Despite grim doings involving sexual hysteria and chopped-up body parts (don't ask), Ramsay and Morton fill this character study with poetic force and buoyant feeling. show more

  • (Morton's) character here is emotionally mute -- though Morvern speaks, she can't or won't reveal what's in her heart -- and her performance is brilliant from start to finish.

  • A gossamer tale about a heavy subject -- a passive creature who slowly emerges as the active author of her own life. show more

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