Margaret (Extended Edition)

Margaret (Extended Edition)
Margaret (Extended Edition)
  • NR
  • 3h 6m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh73%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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From Academy Award® Nominee writer/director Kenneth Lonergan comes a stirring drama 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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh73%
Critics Consensus: A surfeit of ideas contributes to Margaret's excessive run time, but Anna Paquin does a admirable job of guiding viewers through emotional hell.
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones

Even in its truncated state, this is pretty gripping stuff.

June 25, 2017
Washington Post
Ann Hornaday

Ambitious, affecting, unwieldy and haunting, it's an eccentric, densely atmospheric, morally hyper...

June 22, 2017
Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald

Messy but masterful; a sprawling portrait of what it means to be a bright young woman who's realiz...

June 22, 2017
New Yorker
Richard Brody

For all its awkwardness and uncertainty, the film is a city symphony, romantic yet scathing, lyric...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
Common Sense Says
Chaotic coming-of-age drama with teen sex, drugs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this meandering drama about what happens to a 17-year-old after she witnesses a horrible bus accident depicts a pretty stark, often depressing existence. Fathers are absentee, teenage boys aren't faithful, mothers are narcissists. It's pretty heavy material for tweens and teens who may be fans of star Anna Paquin and is more appropriate for older teens and adults. Look for references and scenes depicting smoking (the main character smokes like a chimney -- not just cigarettes. but marijuana too) and drinking among teens. Sex acts between teens and a teen girl and an adult are implied from movements, plus there's adult breast-baring. There's also some swearing, including "f--k" and "c--t."

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 30, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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