Margaret 2011

Margaret is an upcoming American drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, who previously directed You Can Count On Me, which was released in 2000 and nominated for two Academy Awards. Margaret originally was scheduled for release in 2007 by Fox Searchlight Pictures, but was continuously delayed while Lonergan struggled to create a final cut he was satisfied with, resulting in multiple court cases.

Plot: The story revolves around a 17-year-old New York City high school student named Lisa Cohen (Anna Paquin), who may have contributed to a bus accident in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Lisa’s mother, Joan (played by Lonergan’s wife, J. Smith-Cameron), is a single mom grappling with parenting and her acting career. A sexually active teen, Lisa inappropriately flirts with one of her teachers (Matt Damon) while arguing with her classmates about the Middle East. Lisa ultimately becomes involved in a legal action against the bus operator (Mark Ruffalo). The film’s title comes from the Margaret in the poem “Spring and Fall: To a Young Child” by 19th century poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, briefly alluded to in one of Lisa’s classrooms.

* Anna Paquin as Lisa Cohen
* J. Smith-Cameron as Joan Cohen
* Matt Damon as Aaron Caije
* Mark Ruffalo as Jason “Maretti” Berstone
* Matthew Broderick as John Andrew Van Tassel

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