Sunday, September 16, 2007
I thought this was a really good movie, but it was so sad, really sad. Agnes Bruckner (The Woods) owns this film, she's fantastic as Meg. Margaret Colin was pretty good as the mother, she was even a little creepy at times, not an easy role but she pulled it off quite well. David Strathairn was excellent as the teacher Mr. Auster, who encourages Meg and her poetry. Sure you can see where the student/teacher relationship is headed. She is using him as a father figure to start with and obviously that progresses, as her home life basically goes down the shitter. I really felt for Meg, what she went through, her loss, very sad and very moving.