Margaret ★★★★

Messy, long and full of unsympathetic characters, this is still one of the finest films of 2011.
One of the most torturous journeys to the screen in cinema history, with litigation issues concerning the film's running time and final cut. (The US Blu-ray also contains the three hour director's cut on DVD.) This film pulls you in immediately and never lets go. Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno are just some of the star power at work here. It is Anna Paquin though in the central role of Lisa who is a revelation.