Me and Orson Welles

Starring: Claire Danes, Zac Efron & Christian McKay Director: Richard Linklater  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Me and Orson Welles
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: The Making of Me And Orson Welles
    • The Real Orson Welles
    • The Gate Q & A
    • The Mercury's Caesar
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/26/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- "The film brims with wonderful turns from actors playing actors....The treachery is sweetly done, of course, but it leaves its mark."
Wall Street Journal - 11/27/2009
"[Welles is] played by an excellent English actor, Christian McKay, who bears, or somehow simulates, a facial resemblance to the great man, and nails Welles's expression of pouty, aggrieved amusement."
New York Times - 11/27/2009
"Though specific in its period references -- the musical choices in particular are fresh and precise -- this movie is much more than an exercise in nostalgia for those storied old days..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/25/2009
"[A] frothy backstage pass...The filmmaker truly finds his footing inside the Mercury where the casting, the staging and the catastrophes play out."
USA Today - 11/27/2009
"McKay's performance is a revelation. He nails Welles' imperiousness, charm and vocal cadence..."
Box Office - 11/25/2009
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Efron and the rest of the large ensemble cast are all excellent....McKay's powerful, charismatic performance may be the best yet."
Total Film - 11/30/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "The period detail rings true, and Linklater catches the backstage atmosphere well....ME AND ORSON WELLES entertains."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/04/2009
"There's one great reason to see the movie, and that's Christian McKay's performance as Welles." -- Grade: B-
Uncut - 11/30/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "Brit newcomer McKay delivers a classy, career-making performance as Welles. Sensitive, narcissistic, bullying, his Orson is a tour de force..."

Product Description:

Richard Linklater directs this drama about real-life actor/director Orson Welles and his stage production of JULIUS CAESAR. But instead of focusing solely on the auteur, ME AND ORSON WELLES also puts the spotlight on a young man (played by HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL favorite Zac Efron) who is cast in the play. Christian McKay drew raves during the film's festival run for his performance as Welles.

Plot Keywords:

1930s | Actors | Based On A Novel | Directors | Shakespeare | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 115,557
  • UPC: 883929202638
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