Margaret's Museum Reviews
I am from a long line of Cape Breton coal miners and Maragaret's mother reminds me so much of my grandmother that it creeps me out. So, perhaps my opinion is quite tainted but here's what I thought.
1. The acting was fantastic. The actors captured the Glace Bay and Highland accents with ease but, beyond that, they captured those archetypes well.
2. The scenery was breathtaking. Margaret's house was built down the road from where I grew up. I remember watching the film crews come and go. Maybe it takes the big screen to wake one up to the beauty that surrounds them their whole life long.
3. The story feels real and sincere. It's based on a short story by Sheldon Currie which I have read and is adaptly gracefully to the screen. The story is funny, tragic, and always passionate.
And a few words about the ending. I don't see why people say it's "weird" as if that's a bad thing. Not only do I think that it fits well with Margaret's quirky and strong character but I thought it was absolutely perfect, unexpected (except you'll expect something now that I said that), dramatic, and, most importantly, interesting - the exact aspects that are missing in so many films.
All in all, I can say that I am extremely grateful that so many people get to see the struggle and the story of one sliver of Cape Breton in this artistically pleasing way.
Both leading actors do a great job of adopting the accent, although i felt it to be draggy in parts. tragic and weird in the end. I love creepy weird shit like that, but... i felt it unfitting.