Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Damon and Matthew Broderick Impress in Writer/Director Kenneth Lonegran’s Masterful Portrait of a Young Woman’s Haunting Coming-of-Age Story on Blu-ray Combo Pack July 10
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced that MARGARET, the long awaited follow up to two-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Lonergan’s critically acclaimed debut feature You Can Count on Me, will release on Blu-ray combo pack July 10.  Available exclusively at Amazon for a limited time, the two-disc Blu-ray set includes the theatrical version as well as a bonus DVD featuring the never-before-seen extended cut. 
Hailed as “one of the decade's cinematic wonders” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker) and named “one of the best films of the year” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times), MARGARET is “ambitious, affecting, unwieldy and haunting” (Ann Hornaday, Washington Post) and features complex performances from a powerhouse cast including Anna Paquin, as the film’s eponymous heroine (TV’s “True Blood”), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids are Alright), Matt Damon (We Bought a Zoo, Invictus), and Matthew Broderick (Wonderful World).
Synopsis: From Academy Award® nominated* writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me) comes a stirring drama Rolling Stone calls “a film of rare beauty and shocking gravity.” Anna Paquin, Matt Damon and Mark Ruffalo lead a celebrated cast in the story of a Manhattan teenager whose life is profoundly altered after witnessing a terrible accident. Experience an emotional teen’s extraordinary journey to set things right as her innocent ideals come crashing against the harsh realities of the adult world. It’s an “extraordinarily ambitious film,” raves Time Magazine.

 I was very excited to see this movie, as a huge Mark Ruffalo fan, I just had to see this movie, Oddly enough the entire time I felt like I'd watched it before which was really strange, so of course I was even more intrigued.

  When the movie started I didn't think I would like it, just didn't feel that "sit down, be quiet, this is going to be a good movie" vibe from it, but it picked up the pass very fast and I did enjoy sitting to watch it.  The tragedy that happened in the beginning was very sad, and all for a cowboy hat.  My husband and I agreed the scene from the accident was tremendously well done, it wasn't fast, shaky, sudden and right in your face, it was as if you were there in the crowd watching it happen.  Paquin was amazing, she did a fantastic job.  It was so life like, I wanted to reach out and hold her hand.  If it happened to someone like this in real life it would be traumatizing and she depicted that very well with her acting.  I enjoyed many parts of this movie, not really my type of movie, my husband loved it and I would watch it again, but it's not one to wear out the DVD player for me.

 I know I would not have wanted to be that girl.  And the timing couldn't have been worse.  Girls go through so much emotion change when they get to that age where guys and dating and sex come into play.  This movie shows how she dealt with it all; well, some may think and other may not.  I think her mother should have been there for her a little more and helped her through the feelings she had following the accident, but that could just be me.  I know it's hard to have a career and raise a child, but the teen years are just as important as the early years, you need to guide your children throughout their lives so they make the right choices.  For some, this girls mom, it's hard not to be selfish and overwhelmed enough on your own, but when your child needs you, you should be there.  I know it's hard to deal with, I understand they were going through the phase that every parent dreads (or at least should), where their teenager now knows more than them and life in general is a constant battle to keep the balance, and the peace.  I have yet to reach that so I can't really judge, but I know it's likely coming sooner or later.  I just wonder if maybe supporting her daughter a little more in doing "what's right" may have helped her travel less of a rocky road.

  I think the movie was well done in many ways and it was not at all what I was expecting.  It could have used a little more of Mark in it.  But I really did like the story.  It's hard to try to right a wrong you've done once it's been said and in the past, to go back and dig up all the feelings associated with it must have been very difficult.

  I would recommend this movie for my readers to watch, but keep in mind this film is rated R for strong language, sexuality, some drug use and disturbing images.  I think you may just like it, even those who don't typically like this type of movie.

I give this 3 out of 4 thumbs up!

 ~~I received the movie mentioned above for free for my written review of my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers~~

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