Me and Orson Welles details
|Starring:||Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsan, Christian McKay, Kelly Reilly|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||New York, New York, Orson Welles' Movies, The Teen Scene|
Me and Orson Welles
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Apr 2010|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Zac Efron leaves his High School Musical days behind him by joining Claire Danes and Ben Chaplin in Richard Linklater's drama about Orson Welles.
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Great performance from Christian McKayBy McClennan (424 reviews) from St Helens , 07 Dec 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]First off, I am a huge fan of Linklaters work so any review I do about his work has to be read in that context. So Im going to start by saying that I thought this was a lovely little film, rich in dialogue and acting whilst landing you perfectly in the chaos that must have surrounded Welles production of Julius Caesar. Christian McKay is magnificent as Welles, capturing his vocals and style with an often hilarious accuracy and although Zac Efron carries the story and emotions reasonably well it is McKay's Welles for which you should see the film. It's been tagged as a feel-good film and I must admit when the opening night performance comes it had me wishing I could have been there. Wonderful stuff.
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Understated but holds the attentionBy JimD (17 reviews) from West Yorkshire , 10 Aug 2013A somewhat understated but sensitive account of one week in the life of an aspiring your actor who briefly enters the orbit of Orson Wells. Complaints about a lack of plot say more about the reviewers and their capacity for attention than about the film. Good feel for the historical setting and several excellent cameos as well as the main roles--notably that of Wells himself.
Good film of a great stage performanceBy a customer , 15 Jun 2013Good entertainment all round. Simple and compelling story - the show must go on! Great performances from the leads. If the real Orson Wells was half as good as the film made out, then this would have been one of the most spectacular and shocking (for the time) productions ever!
Save your moneyBy notyou (16 reviews) , 19 Apr 2013Ther are not many films that I cannot watch till the end, but this is one of them, probably the most boring 'luvvey' film around. I have give it half a star as you cannot give it less.
Me and Orson WellesBy katiekatecatcatherine (42 reviews) from Liverpool , 11 Oct 2012zac Efron is lovely in this, but he's about all that saves it. the storyline was dull. i did not enjoy this film.
A bit drearyBy LamiasMa (25 reviews) from Wigan , 24 Jul 2012Couldnt give this the attention it may have deserved, but I kept losing it...attention not the plot. Some nice eye candy for the the teenage girls but otherwise a bit vague and watery.