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Me and Orson Welles (2009) Movie Information

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Richard Linklater


Ben Chaplin
Claire Danes
Zac Efron
Eddie Marsan
Christian McKay
James Tupper





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A teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar" directed by a young Orson Welles in 1937.

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patjohnson76 10/20/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A well-intentioned film that never really goes anywhere. We have Orson's historical staging of Julius Caesar which is interesting to watch. We have a solid performance from McKay as Welles himself, everyone else is your stereotypical actor that just wants to act. Zac Efron is all right but we never really get to know his character that well so it's difficult to really feel anything for him (or anyone else for that matter). A good effort but at the end doesn't really register.

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08/08/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Genius Himself

Orson Welles. The man was larger than life in stature as well as in presence and this is perfectly captured on the screen in Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Me And Orson Welles”. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Robert Kaplow, this film is light and fun, but is superior to other films which are seen as light and fluffy. It is able to bring a tear to your eye for reasons other than soppy romance scenes and has some stellar acting. 17 year old Richard Samuels (Zac Efron) is like any other school kid dreaming of acting stardom in New York City when he has an amazing stroke of luck and is cast in the newest Orson Welles (Christian McKay) production at the Mercury Theatre, Julius Caeser. The production looks like it is destined to be a failure due to the unprofessional nature of We...

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