As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

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As I Lay Dying

James Franco writes, directs and stars in this adaptation of William Faulkner’s classic 1930 novel about the death of a mother, and her family’s quest to honour her wish to be buried in the town of Jefferson. Franco plays the lead son Darl, co-starring with Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln) and Danny McBride (Pineapple Express).

2013Rating: R13, Violence, sex scenes and content that may disturb110 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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Franco offers up a competently acted, technically adequate Cliff Notes take on Faulkner's narratively refracted tale of dirt-poor Mississippi folk in mourning.

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Time Out

Time Out

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The past may never be done with us, but Lord, do we wish Franco was done with our literary heritage.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Conveys some of Faulkner's themes, and the details of the Bundren family story, with clarity and concision.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Franco can chalk up a qualified but distinct success, and another chapter in what is becoming a very notable career.

3.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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Franco doesn't answer the elemental question posed by any literary adaptation: Why does this movie exist?

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A startlingly effective adaptation of William Faulkner's challenging novel by James Franco.

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Variety

Variety

press

Franco offers up a competently acted, technically adequate Cliff Notes take on Faulkner's narratively refracted tale of dirt-poor Mississippi folk in mourning.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The past may never be done with us, but Lord, do we wish Franco was done with our literary heritage.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Conveys some of Faulkner's themes, and the details of the Bundren family story, with clarity and concision.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Franco can chalk up a qualified but distinct success, and another chapter in what is becoming a very notable career.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Franco doesn't answer the elemental question posed by any literary adaptation: Why does this movie exist?

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A startlingly effective adaptation of William Faulkner's challenging novel by James Franco.

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