Margaret

88. Margaret (2010) [Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some drug use and disturbing images.]

summary from imdb.com:

A young woman (Paquin) witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people’s lives.

written/directed by: Kenneth Lonergan

starring: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Allison Janney, Matthew Broderick, Mark Ruffalo, Jean Reno, Olivia Thirlby, Kieran Culkin,

Abortion/Life Content: [This movie hasn’t even been released in theaters yet]

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from somebody’s user review at imdb.com:

A tragic accident sends one New York City teenager into the throws of a moral dilemma which serves as a catalyst for her own transformation

A truly heart wrenching story, “Margaret” reiterates Kenneth Lonergan’s gifts for dialogue, story, and his ability to treat the most dramatic themes with artful humor, awareness and perception. The acting is exceptional; even relatively small parts, (played by actors such as Matthew Broderick, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, and Allison Janey) showcase both the actors’ own remarkable abilities as well as Lonergan’s attention to detail. It is Matthew Broderick’s character who is the only one to utter the movie’s title as he recites a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. J. Smith Cameron and Anna Paquin, who play mother and daughter, both deliver fierce performances which form the relationship that serves as the backbone of the film. Taking on issues from abortion, divorce, and death to the inherent isolation of being human, the movie has a life and humor to it which cannot be brought down by the weightiness of these issues.

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