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 Paquin, Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Jean Reno, Alison Janney, Kieran Culkin and Matthew Broderick.
MARGARET tells the story of Lisa (Paquin), a Manhattan teenager whose life is profoundly altered after witnessing a terrible accident. The film shows 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.
The title MARGARET does not derive from a character in the film but from the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem "Spring and Fall" which is recited in the film and lends its tone to the story.