‘Margaret’ trailer

Posted by · 10:45 pm · September 1st, 2011

If it seems like we’ve been waiting forever to see Kenneth Lonergan’s “Margaret,” that’s because we’ve been waiting forever to see Kenneth Lonergan’s “Margaret.” Featuring a pre-“True Blood” Anna Paquin and Matt Damon, among an eclectic cast, the film has sat on a shelf for, what, six years? It’s finally getting a release this year from Fox Searchlight, and the trailer recently debuted at Apple. Check it out by clicking the image below or watch an embed after the jump.

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  • 1 9-01-2011 at 10:56 pm

    Dean said...

    Looks good to me, I want to see it at least for the curio factor

  • 2 9-01-2011 at 11:23 pm

    cineJAB said...

    looks awfully dated. should be weird. sign me up.

  • 3 9-02-2011 at 12:10 am

    The Great Dane said...

    Forget how young Paquin looks: DAMON looks like a KID! :)

    Can’t believe it’s been six years in the making to get this film done. I almost HOPE for it to really be crap or to really be great. If it’s “meh” (which it probably is) I will be annoying, hehe. I have followed this film the last couple of years just WAITING for some king of release statement.

    But hey, let’s not forget, Jessica Lange won a Best Actress Oscar for a film that had been sitting on a shelve for 4 years.

    Here’s hoping for something very interesting (it’s weird, the trailer doesn’t immediately look like a film that could have been 3-4 hours long).

  • 4 9-02-2011 at 12:25 am

    Chad Hartigan said...

    You Can Count on Me is my number two of the decade and this looks like irredeemable garbage. Fox Searchlight should keep it on the shelf forever.

  • 5 9-02-2011 at 2:19 am

    RichardA said...

    You Can Count on Me is one of my favorite movies, ever. I’m still crying from it.
    Looking forward to seeing this one. The poster looks great too.

  • 6 9-02-2011 at 3:03 am

    Jim T said...

    Yeah, it really doesn’t seem nearly as good as You Can Count On Me.

  • 7 9-02-2011 at 3:52 am

    Pauley said...

    Regardless of the legal issues, the crew and cast must have been attracted to it for some reason beyond the reputation of the director. Martin Scorsese also had high praise for it, so lets wait.

  • 8 9-02-2011 at 5:44 am

    JJ1 said...

    Geez, Damon looks like early Bourne days, lol.

    The movie looks, I dunno, glorified TV-movie-ish?

    Hoping for the best.

  • 9 9-02-2011 at 7:37 am

    Bryce H. said...

    Do you ever have anything REMOTELY POSITIVE to say about new films?
    It’s just a fucking trailer. And it’s directed by the guy who did your number #2 of the decade and you won’t even give it the slightest bit of consideration? Do you even fucking like films? How the hell did you ever write at a place as classy as In Contention with an attitude like yours?

  • 10 9-02-2011 at 10:04 am

    Matt said...

    Agreed with Bryce – why the negativity? Especially since it doesn’t come (and cannot come) with any reason for that kind of opinion: What so “irredeemable” about it? At the very least, this is interesting to see because we’ve been hearing so much about this film for years. I was thinking it’d never be released. I for one am thankful that it’s coming. It sounds interesting.

  • 11 9-02-2011 at 10:33 am

    Chad Hartigan said...

    I gave the trailer consideration and considering how awful it looks, I won’t be seeing it. You can find me at Take Shelter that weekend instead.

  • 12 9-02-2011 at 12:45 pm

    Speaking English said...

    You can’t judge a film by its trailer.

  • 13 9-02-2011 at 6:37 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    But you’re supposed to judge whether you’ll see it or not by the trailer.

  • 14 9-02-2011 at 7:30 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Well you should at least wait until it comes out and hear word about it from others before you ultimately decide.

  • 15 9-02-2011 at 8:09 pm

    Andrej said...

    Interesting time capsule. The trailer looks fine, though the “I need someone who understands me” lines turned me off. It could have gone in a less juvenilely obvious coming-of-age way. I think I’ll end up checking it out of curiosity, though I don’t know if it’s viable for any awards (not because of its own merits, but because of its age).

  • 16 9-02-2011 at 10:37 pm

    Bryce H. said...

    No, that’s what Joe Popcorn does when he sees trailers at the multiplex. Cinephiles usually decide based on directors and/or reviews.

  • 17 9-03-2011 at 10:51 am

    JTag said...

    This trailer seems to confirm every decision to keep it shelved. Looks like each lead actor’s worst performance. I’m sad that this is the movie that reduced Paquin’s screen time in XMen 3.

    Add me to the You Can Count on Me fans out there. It’s my #2 fav; the scene between the priest and Ruffalo absolutely wrecked me at the time that I saw it because I was in much the same mental state as Ruffalo at that time in my life. When the film ended, I stayed seated in the theatre to try and catch my breath.