Me and Orson Welles Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4862

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 19

Theatrical Release Date: 11/25/2009

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/13/2011

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Richard Linklater

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

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

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Rating of
2/4

patjohnson76 - wrote on 10/20/2010

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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nyp09
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Rating of
3/4

The Genius Himself

nyp09 - wrote on 08/08/2010

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 …

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