Friday, August 31, 2012

Me and Orson Welles (2008)

Number Rolled: 63
Movie Name/Year: Me and Orson Welles (2008)
Genre: Drama
Length: 113 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Holly Gent Palmo, Robert Kaplow, Vincent Palmo Jr.
Actors: Garrick Hagon, Zac Efron, Zoe Kazan, Megan Maczko, Simon Lee Phillips, Patrick Kennedy, Claire Danes

This was a cute movie centered around a high school boy with the ambition to be an actor and the luck to back it up. Christian McKay played a wonderfully believable Orson Welles opposite Zac Efron who played the main character, Richard.

I loved watching the interaction of Richard and Orson – as if it was a mentor relationship gone wrong. The story had familiar bits and pieces to it without being utterly predictable. If pressed, I could really only find one fault in it.

I didn’t like the beginning. It was like the camera’s opened up to the middle of the story. Its progress was like a bullet shot from a gun. There was no hike to the climax, you just kind of started up on the top of the mountain and tried not to fall off while you walked around the edge. It became easier to follow after that.

I would love to say I loved it, but I didn’t. It was cute. I’d watch it again if it happened to be on, but I wouldn’t seek it out. There was nothing really wrong with it, but my personal tastes in movies don’t really lean toward this one. I would still suggest giving it a chance and could easily see others loving it.

Overall Opinion – 3.5/5

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