Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press


by Kenneth Lonergan

The full, unexpurgated screenplay of the acclaimed film starring Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Matt Damon, Jeannie Berlin, Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, and Mark Ruffalo, which is beloved by critics and film buffs and already a cult classic.

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 288
  • Publication Date January 07, 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2193-6
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $16.00

About The Book

The Academy Award–nominated writer and director Kenneth Lonergan has written a stirring drama that was called “extraordinarily ambitious” by Time and “a film of rare beauty and shocking gravity” by Rolling Stone. Our edition of the screenplay includes deleted scenes, film stills, and a specially commissioned introduction.

Margaret follows a Manhattan teenager whose life is profoundly altered after witnessing a terrible accident. It is the extraordinary journey of an emotional teen who abides by her moral code and wants to set things right, but whose innocent ideals come crashing against the harsh realities of the adult world. It is a story of youth, love, the consequences of mistakes, and the fundamental questions of morality as faced by a teenager in an extraordinary situation.


“A triumph . . . the sort of ambitious American storytelling you find too rarely at the movies.” —Chicago Tribune

“Nothing short of a masterwork.” —The New Yorker

“A classic, finally.” —New York magazine