Morvern Callar Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Morvern Callar the Movie

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A young woman (Morton) wakes on Christmas morning to find her boyfriend's body, wrists slashed, beside her bed. His legacy is a personalized compilation tape, his cash card, and a novel he's written for her, complete with publishers to send it to. After she dismembers and disposes of his body, replaces his name on the manuscript with her own and sends it off to a publisher (who buys it), she goes off on a holiday to Spain with her sex and drug crazed girlfriend (McDermott). Morvern's emotions are revealed through the lyrics of the compilation tape constantly pounding through her headphones. Morton, known for other speech-challenged roles in "Sweet and Low Down" (mute girlfriend) and "Minority Report" (precognitive psychic) has become adept at making passivity riveting. Ramsey's second film, based on a novel by Alan Warner, is a moody beauty that's not altogether gratifying.


Palm Pictures, 727 N. Hudston St., Ste. 100, Chicago, IL 60610, Phone: (312)751-0020, Fax: (312)751-2483

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.
Originally from British, Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Suicide, Vacations, Scotland, Spain, Female Bonding
Lynne Ramsay, Liana Dognini
Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott
Alwin Kuchler
Lynne Ramsay
Richard Flynn, Andrew Cannon, Lucia Zucchetti, Philip Barber, Sarah Blenkinsop, Jan Morton
George Faber, Robin Slovo, Charles Pattinson, Alliance Atlantis Communications, BBC Films, Company Pictures, Cowboy Pictures

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