Dreadful!!! Kept forwarding hoping it would get better but alas it didn't. Looked so promising in the shorts, thats what got me in. A total waste of time!
I thoroughly enjoyed this little film, though the awesomeness of Christian McKay and Clare Danes tends to highlight the inadequacies of Zac Efron. Fun, sweet and that much more enjoyable if you are a fan of Mr Orson Welles!
Didn't mind this one. Well acted, great images of the era. Christian Mackay (Orson) was great.
3 1/2 stars for me. It was interesting and I enjoyed it without being great!
Blech. Blech. Blech. Was boring and really pretentious.
Some great performances and lovely to look at, but the story didn't rise above
Not as good as it sounded. Average story and acting only so so. Not worth the watch unless you are a complete Wells fanatic.Actor playing Wells was very like him , not only physically but in voice and mannerism.
Modest film that is unbalanced by a mesmerising performance by MacKay as Welles. As you would imagine Welles did in real life, he dominates and everything and everyone else pales by comparison. Efron is serviceable in the lead, but one wonders why they just didn't make a film about the Mercury Theatre rather than about a kid trying to join the Mercury?
Amiable and warm PG-feeling look at Orson Welles' Mercury Theater production of Julius Caesar. The casting/acting features some adept impersonations which are somewhat distracting but kind of a fun game if you know your Welles mythology (Houseman, Cotten, Coulouris, etc.). Linklater's film is much better than Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock (focused on the same time period) on the enjoyability scale although it is plenty corny at times.
An interesting insight into Orson Welles. Christian McKay and Welles was fantastic.
I really enjoyed this film. The recreation of New York in the late 30s was very well done and the slytly sepia tone of the photograhy were very evocative.
I think that Zac Efron is groing into a very competent actor. The other Cast members were all above par in there performences as well. On the whole I found this a very pleasant film.
OMG, we lasted about 15 mins and decided this was a total dud! Unbelievably boring and uninteresting, and the Orson Welles character was a pompous twat. What was I thinking???!!!!!
should have been called Snoresome Wells ... BORING!
worth a look. great acting from zac efron. don't dismiss him so quickly after his high school musical days.
Fascinating reconstruction of one of the most radical theatre events of recent history. Shame Zach Watsisname is a charisma void.
A little bit pointless but I enjoyed it all.
Yawn Yawn Yawn! Boring movie but the sets and costumes were interesting.
Over-rated by David and Margaret - basically a drag - Mr McKay though has Orson Welles to to 'T' with Joseph Cotton easily recognisable.
Coming from a musical theatre background i really enjoyed watching Me and Orson Welles,It's like stepping out on stage and getting a taste of what it's like behind the curtain and all the work and effort that is put into the constant rehersals is paid back when the curtain falls and you take your final bow.
Orson Welles was before his time and it is easy to see where people such as Baz Luhurmann have gone on to produce films such as Romeo and Juliet with a modern twist as Orsson takes on Julius Caesar with a modern flavour..and this is all before World War 11.
The production of the film itself is excellent, loved the colour tones the costume and direction and Zac and Claire are wonderful.
Bravo I say..grab the popcorn ,close the blinds and the film will transport you to life upon the wicke stage!!
Zac Efron is the surprise here - the boy CAN act. He is totally believable as the young Richard who dreams of being on the stage and spends his time hanging around theatres trying to get noticed. That is is finally noticed by Orson Welles (Christian McKay) is a stroke of luck - or so it would seem. He becomes totally embroiled in Welles's troubled production of "Julius Caesar" and falls under the spell of Welles who turns out to be a man not to be trusted in any way (except for his uncanny ability to put together a great stage play). Claire Daines is Richard's (among others) love interest and is well cast as the ambitious engenue. This was a good movie, not a great movie, saved by the acting skills of the cast and the wonderful period feeling. Efron looks good, sounds good and acts well and I think has a great future in mature movie rolls.