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Me and Orson Welles (2009 movie)

3 Ratings: 3.3
A movie directed by Richard Linklater

Me and Orson Wellescould be seen as the movie in which Zac Efron transitions from high school musicals to art house films, but it's likely to garner even more attention as the arrival of British performer Christian McKay. For this handsome-looking … see full wiki

Director: Richard Linklater
3 reviews about Me and Orson Welles (2009 movie)
review by . September 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Boring
It is 1937, and high school senior Richard (Zac Efron) dreams of being an actor.  A chance meeting with 22-year old Orson Welles (Christian McKay) results in a bit part in Welles' groundbreaking, modern-dress version of "Julius Caesar" soon to open on Broadway.   During a week of rehearsals at the Mercury Theatre, Richard is befriended by the cast and crew including Welles' assistant, Sonja (Claire Danes) while he tries to understand his …
review by . August 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
There are many things to love about ME AND ORSON WELLES, a dip into the past of the USA circa 1937 when despite the Great Depression and the imminence of WW II life upon the wicked stage held the fascination for a group of people determined to become stars. Adapted from the novel by Robert Kaplow by Holly Gent Palmo and Vincent Palmo Jr. and directed by Richard Linklater, this film reminds us of what the movies of the 1940s were like - hazy, musically inclined, optimistic views of the future played …
review by . December 30, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Orson Welles was a genius in many, many areas. He was an incredible actor, a brilliant director and a showman of the first order. He was also, from many accounts, a major jerk; obsessive and controlling, manipulative and unpleasant. Someone who at least as nasty to his friends as to his enemies. He was, to lift a quote from a certain movie, not a brutal man, but a man who did brutal things.    All these elements of his considerable personality are on display in Richard Linkletter's …
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