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Story

Eerie, morbid, yet somehow life-affirming, Morvern Callar stars the superb Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown, Minority Report) as the title character, a young Scottish woman whose boyfriend has just killed himself, leaving behind a cassette of assorted songs and an unpublished novel. Instead of reporting his death, Morvern puts her name on his novel before sending it off to a publisher, then uses the dead man's bank card to pay for a trip to Spain with her friend Lana (Kathleen McDermott), where she tries to lose herself in sensation and chaos. The events of Morvern Callar suggest a story, but director Lynn Ramsay (Ratcatcher) focuses on moments of ambiguity and ambivalence in between the dramatic action--and when Morvern does take decisive action, her choices are unnerving. The movie's striking images and rich use of color vividly capture a dislocated state of mind, when life has come unmoored from meaning. --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby
  • Surround Sound
  • Digital Sound

Cast

Samantha MortonMorvern Callar
Kathleen McDermottLanna
Paul PopplewellCat in the Hat
Dolly WellsSusan
Dan CadanDazzer
Linda McGuireVanessa

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Lynne Ramsay
  • Producer: Lions Gate
  • Length: 97 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 20, 2002
    EuropeNov 1, 2002
    JapanMar 8, 2003
    AustraliaAug 14, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    JapanR-15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 16, 2003
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