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'Hitchcock' Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson

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  • Apr 13, 2013

Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren star as Alfred and Alma Hitchcock during the filming of the movie, "Psycho." We watch as they are forced to finance the movie themselves because no studio had faith in the project. We see the important role Alma played as Alfred's creative partner, writer, and editor.

On the good side, it is a nice recreation of 1960. On the bad side, there's everything else: Hopkins' makeup was so distracting and so confining that he was severely limited in showing emotion; from the nose down, he looked like a mannequin. Even his usually expressive eyes were squeezed and lifeless under the makeup and he had no charisma at all. Neither Alfred nor Alma were particularly likable and I found their story dull. The "Psycho" cast don't get a chance to shine; they're just paraded in and out with little to say or do and they didn't look like their famous counterparts.

Given the talented stars, I expected a really entertaining, eye-opening movie and I was surprised at how much I disliked the film. It was boring and pointless.
Bad makeup, no personality

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April 16, 2013
so cool, Kona.
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