CB: Margaret Review

CB: Shot in 2005, so long ago that Anna Paquin was a full-faced brunette and Olivia Thrilby and Rosemarie DeWitt were four-line bit players, Margaret is a bracing blast from the past, aching and elegant but also tattered from its long journey through time. It's something of a miracle that it's even in theaters now, and the story behind it seems inseparable from the film itself-- as Margaret winds and retraces it steps and frequently stops to examine itself, it's impossible not to think of director Kenneth Lonergan agonizing over cuts in the editing room, and the producers so convinced he'd never finish the movie that they sued him.

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