July 23, 2012
After six years of lawsuits and back-and-forth about the length of the film (Lonergan's version ran three hours), it was released in September 2011 in two theaters — one in New York and one in Los Angeles — with almost no promotion, resulting in a gross of $46,495 for a movie that cost over $12 million.
When critics urged it be released in a few more theaters, it was.
Finally, on July 10 of this year, it was released on DVD and pay-per-view, which is where I happened on it (Apple TV).
Anna Paquin's portrayal of a conflicted high school student who caused a tragic death, and her subsequent attempts to come to grips with what she'd done, is Best Actress Academy Award-worthy.
July 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink
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