The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

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A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

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18 March 2019 | FrenchEddieFelson
5
| Much Ado About Nothing
I remain dubious and hungry: the movie globally lacks of achievement and seems unfinished.

Pros: the sensitivity of Xavier Dolan, the interpretation of the actors, the music, the photography, ...

Cons (only 1 actually, but it's almost crippling): the hubbub! I have the feeling that Xavier Dolan tries to artificially fill the relative emptyness around an epistolary relationship modestly reduced to a secret garden with a kaleidoscopic narrative, fuzzily alternating between Rupert and John on the one hand, the present and the past on the other hand.

To be watched again in a decade or two, with another look.

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