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Mapplethorpe

Mapplethorpe is a movie starring Matt Smith, Marianne Rendón, and John Benjamin Hickey. A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

Other Titles
The Perfect Moment
Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Biography
Director
Ondi Timoner
Writer
Bruce Goodrich, Mikko Alanne, Ondi Timoner
Actors
John Benjamin Hickey, Marianne Rendón, Matt Smith, Brandon Sklenar
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

Comments about drama «Mapplethorpe» (15)

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Jessica Allen

The character of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is extremely well known, and I must admit that I don't know all of her work. But the person I was most fascinated by was her character, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as portrayed by Natalie Portman. At first, I was not convinced that she would be a part of this movie. And then, I heard a review on the website that said she did a wonderful job. Then, I started to watch the movie, and I couldn't stop watching. It took me many days before I could stand up and go to the bathroom. I mean, really, how many days have you watched a movie with such a great character? This movie was full of details that were very well developed. It's about life in the early 1960's, when a court case was about to be heard about an African American man, and he was a lawyer, the most prominent black lawyer of the time, and he had a young wife, and they had a baby. It was an important case, and it was like a movie, because I never watched a movie like this. There were many things I could not watch. I don't think there are many movie like this. The person who wrote the review also said, "I think it's a wonderful movie, one of the best I've ever seen." In the end, I think it's one of the most memorable movies ever made. It had so many details, that I really wanted to see the movie again. The movie was a great, great movie. It was amazing. It was exciting. It was emotional. It was really interesting. It was really well made. And the cast was amazing, the actors were great, the actors did an amazing job. It's a wonderful movie.

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Lisa

I'll start with the positives. This is a very well done film, with some very good performances and the story is very well told. However, there are a few things that really make the film fall apart. The first is the writing. There are a few scenes that feel forced and come out of nowhere. The second is the acting. The dialogue is forced, sometimes downright stupid. There are times where the actors just go off on tangents that don't make much sense and the film is left with a bad taste in the mouth. The third is the cinematography. The cinematography is very good and a lot of the scenes are very well shot but the story and the acting feels rushed and unnatural. Overall, this film is very well done and deserves a lot more credit than it's given. It's definitely a movie that I would recommend but I would say watch it only if you have nothing better to do and you don't mind a movie with a little bit of gore, a little violence and a little bit of blood. It is very entertaining but I can't say that it's very good. The problem with this film is that it's not a very good film and it's not a very good film. If you like this type of film, you'll like it but if you don't, you'll hate it.

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Barbara B.

The best thing about this movie is that you don't have to be a child of the sixties to appreciate it. A kid might not have the understanding of society and the problems that our parents faced but at the same time, there would be things to be learned. Also, I think it was great that all the movies were told by people who knew the characters. There's no old person or scholar telling us what's going on, we have to see it for ourselves. The supporting cast is great too. Tom Wilkinson's Fred MacMurray is one of my favorite characters ever. He's sarcastic, smart, and doesn't care about what other people think. He's like a brother to little Walter. Another character that's great is Louis Gossett Jr. He's smart, loves to party, and takes care of his dad. I also like how they showed how Fred grew up and why Walter was a good man. It's all very different but it was well done.

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Kimberly R.

I first saw this film on a late night TV show and was blown away. I was so taken aback by the acting, I thought I'd seen an Oscar-worthy performance. I was wrong. The acting was so natural and believable. I just wish the rest of the film had been as good as the acting. The film was well-written and I had a good time watching it. I don't think I'd watch it again. The film is based on the book, which I haven't read, so it may be a good read, but I don't think I'd be able to tell. The acting was great. I don't think it was Oscar-worthy, but it was a great film. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Andrea

With a sequel to make a direct to DVD film, director Sean N. Howard (who helmed the original) returned to re-envision this story with a new, stronger, and more believable protagonist, and a better written script. The original Mapplethorpe, a former show runner for MTV who moved to a place where it's only death could be a witness, has spent his life as a ghost, and keeps himself to himself as much as possible. At the age of 52, he's down to one friend, the man who has always been a protector, Mark (Ben Mendelsohn). His own life has been plagued by depression and alcoholism, and he has no one he can turn to when he needs to start over. When Mark, a new security guard at a local movie theater, is killed, Mapplethorpe is the only person who knows the location of his former friend. His story is centered on the obstacle that his friend, and the movie theater itself, represent. Both have their moments of self-absorption, and the film often makes a point of drawing these out, and the attention they bring. Mendelsohn plays his part with quiet confidence and dignity, and his great performance earns him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. However, it's the focus on Mapplethorpe, and how he affects everyone around him, that gets the most attention. He becomes an inspiration to young women everywhere, a protective father figure to his daughter, and a man who leaves the film industry after an altercation with a Hollywood producer. As he slowly comes to terms with his grief, he begins to realize the power he had, and the power he has to change the world. The best way to explain the story, is to talk about the characters, and the characters in the story. The acting is all very good, with a few exceptions, but the real highlight of the film is the story. The story is unique, and at times hard to explain. The question is, what is the story, and how does it relate to the movie? The answer is that the two share more than you might expect. The story is a metaphor for the way Mapplethorpe affects everyone around him. It's a part of his story that isn't lost on his daughter, who also has a part in his journey. Ultimately, the story is about how Mapplethorpe's life and his strength in his recovery are a reflection of the real life that he has left behind. He sees the connection between his life and his recovery, and how it changes the world around him. The performance of the film is amazing, with Mendelsohn standing out in the all-star cast, with the best performance being the young actor Joshua Sasse. Mendelsohn's performance is perhaps the best of the film. He has that dark, serious quality that the character needs, and he performs it brilliantly. His reaction to Mapplethorpe's death is the best part of the film, and is one of the most moving scenes of the film. The other performances are all good, but a lot of the film's magic is left to the actors playing Mapplethorpe and Mark. They are more than deserving of their nominations, with Mendelsohn taking home a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work, and Sasse winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance. There is more to the film, but I think it's enough to keep the audience's interest. It's a great film, and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. 9/10

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Michael W.

One of the best films I have seen recently. The cinematography, direction, acting and soundtrack were excellent. I also liked the music and it fit well with the film. It is a story about a man who's wife was raped and murdered. His friend and his girlfriend take it upon themselves to find the killer. But they find that the killer is not the one they thought he was. In fact, he is a good person who had a dark past and never fully recovered. This film is very different from the usual crime film. It is not violent and the movie is slow. I think that this is because it focuses on the story of the man who was the victim. The acting was superb and the film was very well made. The film is not to be missed by anyone. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good film. It is definitely a film that you will not forget.

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Michelle Medina

This is one of the great films that I have seen in recent years. The story is about a boy who was convicted of murder and put on death row. He is executed on his 25th birthday, and a year later his mother decides to go on a trip with her friend, which ends in a car accident. Now, the boy has to deal with his mother's death and his brother, who is actually a criminal and who he's concerned about. His brother is one of the most troubled and disturbed people I have ever seen. As a father, I am angry that he has got away with so much. I feel that this movie is about something very important. It shows us that something that is very important for children is love and acceptance, and this is what is the reason why children are born. It's about a child who needs to grow up. It shows us that we can change our life and go into the world a different person. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Louis S.

The movie is about an American businessman and his relationship with his wife, who is an American, who he marries. The movie is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer. The movie was very well acted, with some great performances. The story is a bit boring, but the movie is good. I recommend this movie.

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Willie McCoy

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. As an ex-gun dealer turned private detective, I have an uncanny knack for hearing this story from another's perspective. This is a heartwarming and touching film, well-made and acted, with the cast and crew putting in a truly excellent performance. It's a treat for action and film buffs. I love this story and I hope others do too.

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Lawrence

I have seen this movie about 6 times, and always am moved by it. Like "Dude, Where's My Car" but much more engaging and in depth. This movie is based on the life of Carl Lavinsky, a young man who was released from jail and was quickly reintegrated into society. His life is almost comical in many places. He is beaten up constantly, with death looming in his future. His response is to be an over-the-top hippie who dances and sings to the music of Stevie Wonder. While he becomes famous, his town is kept at arm's length. It is all love, because he is a good person. I think the actor that played Carl Lavinsky is brilliant. He plays this role so well, and is not afraid to say how he feels. When he takes a drug, his character isn't as colorful. I think he makes it look so simple and easy. I loved the dialog between Carl and Carl's father. The father and son dialogue is so natural and still, just the right level of emotion, when Carl has to ask for his son's help. I think he is the one who made Carl be who he is. I will say this movie is like any other biopic movie. But this is more than that. It has emotions, and a real story that is not all romanticized. It also has a message, and it makes you think. The music by Stevie Wonder is awesome, too. It will take you to a place where you want to live. It is a perfect movie.

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Rose

A very interesting movie. Many times I wondered if I had missed something in the way of a plot or if the characters were developing all on their own. I got the impression that all of the characters were getting better and better and deeper as the movie progressed. I am not familiar with any of the actors, and I don't know whether to credit their acting ability or to blame it on the script and directing. The acting was wonderful, but sometimes the writing was a bit ham-handed. The direction was not particularly innovative, but I can't see what one could improve on. The characters and the plot were in a class by themselves. I'm not sure I really want to know what the point of this movie was, but I will be sure to look for it again. You will see it on cable, I hope.

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Patricia

I will begin by saying that I am a fan of Danny Boyle, his previous films such as Trainspotting and 12 Monkeys were both well worth seeing, and while his latest film was not up to his usual standards, I do feel that it was not as bad as I thought it would be. While the story is essentially an adaptation of a best selling book, it is a good one. In fact, it was a good story, but it seemed like a mixture of two different stories. One story that kept my attention was the emotional story of the previous film, in which the man who made the film was in fact in a committed relationship with the woman that shot the film, and so the film does relate very well to the emotional aspect of the story. The other story that kept my attention was the story of the man in the film who kept this movie going, and so the film did seem to fall into the category of the emotional story, but it was still an okay movie. The story of the film was compelling and interesting, but the problem I have with the film is that it did not really feel like a good movie. It felt like two different movies and a different director. One of the things I really liked about the previous film was that it was not bogged down by a ton of sub-plots that would get in the way of the main story, and so that was one of the things that I liked about it. However, with the new film, it seemed like Boyle was trying to cram so much story into the film, that he just couldn't seem to come up with the story he wanted to tell. The other thing that I really liked about the previous film was that it was something different, something that did not have a straight forward story to tell. However, the story in the new film felt like a combination of the old film and the new film, and so while I liked the new film, it also had problems. Overall, the new film is a decent film, and is one of the better films that Danny Boyle has done so far, but it just did not feel like a good movie. Rating * out of *

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Sandra Day

I first saw this movie when it first came out, and I was surprised. The movie is actually not too bad, though it is not the best movie I have seen. The acting is really good, the music is good, and the movie is really interesting. It's not perfect, but it's not bad either. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good movie with a little bit of drama, and it's really a shame that this movie is not more popular.

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Ashley S.

I thought the film was absolutely amazing. I am a sucker for ethnic/racial/religious themed films. I am also a huge fan of The Music Man, but there is a new competitor in town. I am talking about The Amazing Race, The Amazing Race: Los Angeles, and The Amazing Race: Miami. All of the above series will bring you back to your childhood or childhood memories, but none of them will give you a better feeling of nostalgia. This film, with all the different teams being kept in different places and even different cultures, has made me feel that my favorite race is still going on, and the race continues. The story is quite unique and interesting, with the two main characters being different races. The main focus of the film is the rivalry between the Red Team and the Blue Team. It is really entertaining to see how the two groups compare and compare. The two teams are given multiple opportunities to compare themselves to each other. I personally really enjoyed seeing the Red Team try to become the best team in the world, while the Blue Team tries to become the best team in the world. It is really interesting to see how the teams compare and their "world" views. There is one scene in the film, where the two teams meet to compete in a race. There is one person that the Red Team can't beat, and the Blue Team can't beat. This is a really cool scene. I also really liked the race itself. The scene is very intense and there are several tense moments. I personally love when the two teams go head-to-head. It really makes you feel like you are on the race, and it is all over the place. The race is just plain fun. It is the same as any race, but the game changes when the teams meet in a completely different environment. It makes the race even more fun. I also really enjoyed the music in the film. It was really good. It is not a loud, bad-to-the-bone soundtrack, but rather a relaxing, fun piece. I especially liked the theme song. I love it. It is very classic and very relaxing. It is an instrumental piece and a simple-but-extremely-beautiful song. Overall, I thought The Amazing Race: Los Angeles was a very good film. It is a very unique film, and I think it will be a new favorite of mine. I thought it was really interesting, very entertaining, and it kept me in a good mood. It is definitely not to be missed. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Joshua Hudson

An interesting film and a great achievement by the director and the writer. Very nice psychological examination of the failures of small town families in the '30's. The film gives a lot of clues to the psychological problems of the family and how it's related to alcoholism and the problem of a lost soul. The family (sisters, father, brother and mother) spend their days on the road and their lives are centered around a bar. In between the wife and mother are doing other jobs, the father is always in his office and not at home, and the brother is always in the bar. It's fascinating to see how these relationships shape the psychology of the family. The film seems to focus on how the mother feels with each passing year. How she believes that she should be more like her sister and less like her husband, and how she's always in the bar and working in a bar and not working on her family. It's fascinating to see how the sister, the husband and the brother react to each other, how they act when they are alone, and how they react to each other when they are together. This film is more of an examination of the psychology of the family and how it's related to alcoholism than it is a purely portrait of alcoholism. The film focuses on how family life and the bar have a strong psychological impact on the family.