It’s been 11 years since Kenneth Lonergan impressed us with his directorial debut, “You Can Count On Me.” He’s finally back with his sophomore effort, “Margaret,” which was shot way back in 2005. It finally opens in limited release on September 30 after struggles in the editing room (they shot it with a reportedly 300-page script).
So was it worth the wait? Based on the just-released trailer, it’s tough to say.
It starts out on a cheery note, with a young-looking Anna Paquin flirting with Kieran Culkin on the phone. Things take a turn for the dire when she inadvertently causes a bus to mow down a bystander. Cue a lot of drama and tears, with Mark Ruffalo as the bus driver and Matt Damon as a teacher Paquin falls for.
It looks like a promisingly sad affair with some solid performances, but the delay and lack of festival dates do have us worried. Still, we’re curious.