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As I Lay Dying (2013)

As I Lay Dying

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

September 27, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

120 min.

Studio

Millennium Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

James Franco

Producer

Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy

Screenwriter

James Franco

Starring

Story


"As I Lay Dying" is adapted from the 1930 classic American novel by William Faulkner. The story chronicles the Bundren family as they traverse the Mississippi countryside to bring the body of their deceased mother Addie to her hometown for burial. Addie's husband Anse and their children, Cash, Darl, Jewel, Dewey Dell, and the youngest one Vardaman, leave the farm on a carriage with her coffin - each affected by Addie's death in a profound and different way. Their road trip to Jefferson, some forty miles away, is disrupted by every antagonistic force of nature or man: flooded rivers, injury and accident, a raging barn fire, and not least of all - each individual character's personal turmoil and inner commotion which at times threaten the fabric of the family more than any outside force.

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James Franco, Ahna O'Reilly and Tim Blake Nelson in Millennium Entertainment's As I Lay Dying (2013)
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Jewel and James Franco stars as Darl Bundren in Millennium Entertainment's As I Lay Dying (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's just too bad the actual narrative is never as compelling as its visual counterpoint..”
by Kevin Jagernauth [The Playlist]
“..a rarified art film all the way, one that will divide even brainy students and specialized cinema types, this is by a long way the best of the eight features the mind-bogglingly prolific actor-director-writer has made and is, as such, a big surprise..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..this may look gimmicky and self-conscious, but it is consistently and seriously presented..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]