فيلم Mapplethorpe


Mapplethorpe is a movie starring Matt Smith, Marianne Rendón, and John Benjamin Hickey. A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

Other Titles
The Perfect Moment
Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Drama, Biography
Ondi Timoner
Ondi Timoner, Mikko Alanne, Bruce Goodrich
Marianne Rendón, Brandon Sklenar, John Benjamin Hickey, Matt Smith
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A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

Comments about drama «Mapplethorpe» (23)

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Richard G.

This movie is great. It's a great story about a man named Steve who does not know what to do with himself, and he ends up in a mental hospital. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It shows you what a man goes through in a mental hospital. You will understand what a man goes through. Steve is in the mental hospital because of his job, his girlfriend, and the illness of his mother. He also has a lot of anger and hates everything. The story has a lot of emotion. He talks about his mother who committed suicide in a similar way to his mother. But he does not understand what is happening to him. Steve is working so hard and he wants to go back to his job, but he does not know how to go about that. Steve is very angry, and very depressed. But he thinks of everything in his head and the feelings he has, and the things he does. He sees his mother again, but he does not understand what happened to her. He is lonely, and he thinks that he needs help. The acting was great. Each actor was great, and the actresses were really good too. They were very emotional. This movie is definitely a must see.

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I am a student of history and I love this film. I recommend it to all students and also to any family. It is beautiful, touching and it reminds us of what our past and present are all about. I want everyone to see this film. I am not an academic scholar. I am a film student. This film is an example of why. A great, beautiful and wonderful film. Go see it. You won't regret it.

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Ryan Lawrence

This is a beautiful film. It's directed brilliantly by Jarmusch. It is a stark look at a young boy who wants to be a priest. He is denied entrance to the seminary and ends up working for a neighbor, like the dad he doesn't really like, because he is helping him with his financial problems. What a fascinating journey that is. The performances are wonderful. Of course, everyone has to work with their own demons in their lives. That is what this film is about. But this is a story about a young boy and a little bit of Father De Valera. He's not a happy ending but you never know, even when the film ends.

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This movie shows how life can be when you really have to deal with life. I think this movie will be talked about for many years to come. This movie is about something that you may not understand at first, but then you find out the next thing you see or hear about it is a lot more interesting. This movie is about all that is important in life. When you are being told you are just a paycheck. When you are working overtime just to make money to buy a new television. When you are taking care of your father who is dying of cancer. When you find out a close family member who was also in a family murder. When you discover that a great great aunt was actually a prostitute. When you are at a party and someone tells you a joke that hurts you. The movie is just so interesting and true and all about what life can be when you are dealing with life.

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I'm not gonna try to find the context for this, but the reason I love this movie so much is the character of Mike Morton, played by the incredible Liam Neeson, is an excellent contrast to Peter Malloy, played by Tom Wilkinson, who is a pompous man-child. You either have sympathy or hatred for them, or they don't care at all. It is because of this that you can either find the movie deep, depressing, or funny. I know I do, and I am not sure what is going on in the director's mind, but it is clear that this film is not trying to be "deep", it is trying to be "sad", and it is a very dark one. I recommend this film, if you don't have anything else to do on a Sunday afternoon, because it is sure to bring a tear to your eye. It is one of those films that you have to try to forget you ever saw it and don't forget to watch it again. And for that reason I give it a 9/10.

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Victoria Ross

I was impressed with 'Mapplethorpe' and i was expecting the same for this film as well. However, it is not quite what i expected and i would like to know why. The film begins with a young woman, Mapplethorpe (Sam Claflin) arriving at her cousin, Henry (Tom Wilkinson), in a small town in Alabama to open a new business. She is one of the first that he meets. They meet and talk, in a somewhat distant manner, and Henry becomes her mentor and she becomes his most important client. This is a pretty odd story. The characters are somewhat small, the dialogue is rather stiff, and the plot is quite contrived. But the acting was superb and i liked the contrast between the characters. Wilkinson and Claflin were excellent in their roles. Their chemistry was very good and it brought the film together. The story was clever and well thought out. The cinematography was very good and had some great landscapes to look at. The main character, Mapplethorpe, is a fairly complex and intriguing character. She is flawed and does not always seem like the ideal mother-figure for her child. However, Mapplethorpe is also a woman who has failed many times in her life. She is an alcoholic and a leper, and has very few of the things a normal mother would want in her child. This is the basis of the film and this is the important part of the film. If the film is to be taken as a vehicle for a woman who has suffered a lot of failure, it is an important part of the film. And it is this aspect of the film that is the reason why it is so good. I must say that i was not blown away by 'Mapplethorpe'. It was good, but it is not the film that i expected and it does not seem as good as i hoped for. This is a fine film, but it is not a great film. I would suggest that you watch it at least once and see what you think. If it does not interest you then it is not the film that you were hoping for.

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Ethan Welch

I found the film to be extremely moving and very real. It is not always easy to watch a film for what it is and not be turned off by the cuteness of it. My mind went in and out of alternate emotional states as well as a dizzying dizzying giddiness. I felt like my body was burning after the film was over. The only thing I felt was a bit heavy, was the 17oz. bottle of wine I was drinking. Some people might not find it appropriate to drink before and during a film but I would strongly recommend it.

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When I saw this movie, it reminded me of a time I was a teenager, in my hometown, and at a time in my life when I was really suffering from depression. I was suicidal and I did not know what to do. I was convinced that I had to do something. So I was in high school, and I got the idea to do something I loved, but it would hurt me if I did it. So I did it, and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I loved it. This movie, to me, reminds me of how I felt when I was a teenager, when I was feeling depressed, how I got the idea to do something. I felt depressed, but, at the same time, I wanted to do something. I would not have gone through that had I not known it was really the best thing I had ever done. I just want to thank Tom Hanks for making this movie. It really touched me. I loved it and I wanted to watch it again.

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In the past we have seen the best and worst of movie making. From movie titans such as Shakespeare, to lesser known indie films such as Dogma, to the mediocre romance "Meet Joe Black". Many of these movies were highly acclaimed, but for me they were not as good as they could have been. Well. The more I look at this movie the more it seems to fit the movie making genre. It's entertaining, entertaining with a touch of brilliance. And that is how you define a movie. If you do, this is not the movie for you.

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I have never been a huge Kubrick fan, however I have always enjoyed his work. This film is without a doubt the best film I have seen him in, and I have watched a lot of his other films. This is a great film for all ages and people of all walks of life. It is a great plot, great acting, great direction, and a great story. The performances of the young actors, especially the girl, Meryl Streep, were stunning. The story is well done and does not take itself too seriously. You can go in with no knowledge of the real life of Ian McEwan and still be entertained by this film. Although many of the scenes are pretty dark, the overall tone of the film and the story are much more colorful. The film can be disturbing at times and a viewer needs to be prepared for some kind of disturbing, disturbing imagery. There is a scene in which Ian McEwan is playing a radio program that is very disturbing and the film shows a disturbing scene of death that is very graphic. The film also includes some great symbolism, including some social commentary. The entire film is a wonderful character study of one man's life and the psychological battles he must have in order to deal with the horrible situation he has found himself in. This film is not for everyone, but it is a fantastic film and deserves to be seen by anyone who loves great films.

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Carol Morrison

Pleasant, funny and quite touching at the same time. I always had fond memories of my childhood and the time when I first saw this movie, I thought it was "one of my all-time favourites". Over the years I have watched it, rewatched it, and again.and again.I was still with it when it finally got released on DVD. I am glad to say I wasn't disappointed. This movie was not what I expected. The production values were great, the acting was excellent, the direction was good, the script was on target, and the narrative was tight, but there were a few glaring flaws. I feel I could count the holes in the storyline, but I am not sure, because it isn't the plot I am speaking about. The biggest problem I had with this movie was it was completely unrealistic and it felt like it was a kids movie (with a "PG" rating). I know that children are able to suspend their disbelief, but there was a huge amount of detail that was missing, and it was just hard for me to accept the character's lack of interest in many things, such as the passion and effort required to bring up a child, to complete an activity, to provide all the necessary equipment and supplies to start a business, to find an item that would be necessary for the operation, etc. The plot was very predictable. The characters were very unrealistic. The story was not the point of this movie. It was meant to be the making of an interesting movie. And it was an interesting movie, with a fantastic story, well played by the cast, and a stellar direction. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a wonderful, believable movie about family and life. 9/10

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Betty Reid

This is my second DVD, the first one was "Ben, Jane and Sue". This one is also based on the same story, but with a different ending, but that's just me. I'm sure everyone will enjoy this film, but I think anyone who can't stand suspense will be put off by the lack of suspense. In the end it's not a cliff hanger, it's just an ending. "Something to think about", that's what it's really called. And what a beautiful ending. The cast is perfect. Tom Hanks is fine, he's the kind of actor who can pull off any role he is cast in. The supporting cast is good as well, most of them are newcomers to the industry. But, the main characters are perfect. The characters you like and hate, and want to hate. Tom Hanks is amazing. He's an incredible actor, and he's on top of his game in this one. His character in this film is perfect. He's in a wheelchair, so he gets a lot of grief from his parents. He gets into trouble with his girlfriend, but manages to take care of it. His character is flawed, but he's flawed for the good of the character. Jane Fonda is great, she has that great sass you just can't get enough of. What can I say? She's great. This is a very good film, and well worth seeing. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good suspense story.

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The story of the most celebrated boy in the world, a boy who went to the war, and the story of his extraordinary love and struggle to win his girl's heart. In my opinion it is very close to the true story. There is no love, no sympathy, just the connection between the boy and the girl. The feeling of being in the other body, feeling the pain, the feeling of beauty and also the feelings of another boy were very apparent in the movie. The performance of the boy was the most outstanding part of the film. The scene of him with the girl in the truck was very special. But the actors who played the principal characters, are very underrated. These children deserve a great nomination. I think it is the best film of this year, and it should win best film Oscar.

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Scott Lee

Michael Caine gives a surprisingly good performance as a psychologically disturbed British soul who, after his wife's death, seeks to find peace with his inner demons. The film's strengths are in the writing and direction, with a sensitive screenplay and a strong cast. Caine is especially effective as an introverted man suffering from acute grief, particularly in the scene where he has to deal with a new-born son. The scene is a moving and profoundly human depiction of a mother's vulnerability and anguish. There are many excellent moments in the film, such as Caine's coming to terms with the death of his wife and the daughter's suicide, and his slow, painful descent into despair and desperation. Caine is also quite effective in his supporting role. There are strong supporting performances from a fine cast, including James Cromwell as a poet who becomes interested in Caine's wife's death and the screenwriter-director Henry de Zeeuw. The film, while at times maudlin, is not as sentimental as I expected. I believe the filmmakers understood that one must avoid sentimentality, and in some ways the film is very positive and hopeful.

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Peter C.

I'm a fan of Anniesy Peirce's work, and I'm familiar with her fascination with the variety of human beings that were born on this planet. The trouble is, I've never really gotten to see her stories as well as she wanted me to see them. But after seeing this movie, I'm now going to make an exception. I can say that this is one of the most powerful and beautiful films of the 21st century. This is a movie that is guaranteed to have you (as well as me) scratching your head for a while. It's a movie that isn't easily recognized. It's a movie that will likely never make it to the big screen, but one of those rare rare movies that you will want to see again and again. It's a movie that is undoubtedly going to be considered "cool" for many years to come. I've seen it a few times, and it'll probably get better with each viewing. This film will hold a special place in my heart for many years to come. That's saying a lot because it's the first movie I've seen about the Hoosier family in years. So much has changed in that time, and this movie tells us more about them than we know. And there's no doubt that the next few years will see a lot of films about the Hoosier family and how they deal with their circumstances. You'll probably see one or two of them that are more critical and take a much bigger view of the Hoosiers than this movie does. This is one of those movies that is going to stay with you for a while. So I've decided to recommend it to others. What is a first for a film? At the end of the movie, all the kids will say, "I like you guys. That's a pretty cool thing to say." That's not the kind of movie that is going to sit well with some folks. But the film is a lot more than that. This movie is something to be proud of. I hope you'll agree.

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In late 2003, I was in a very heavy study and turned to the television, and for the first time ever I could see a movie on TV. I was so overwhelmed by the movie that I nearly cried. And then, I watched it again. It was then I understood what it was that I had been saying throughout the movie. I could understand a lot of the plot, and it was almost impossible to understand the real story. Then, I realized that this was not a movie about the human condition, it was a movie about the human condition as it was portrayed in the old world, when all the rituals and the religious concepts were removed. Then, I began to understand that the very idea of the movie was wrong. The whole movie was about an attempted revolution, the kind of revolution that the movie would have been made about in the old world. The movie was called "Saving Private Ryan" and the movie had a similar idea, as well as a similar plot. I still understood that it was not a movie about a revolution, but about the human condition as it was in the old world. But, I also understood that it was also a movie about a revolution that was completely unreal, and that it was so very wrong to put it in the same movie with a revolution that was very real. As well, I understood that the movie was completely inappropriate for a young audience, as well as a movie that was very "extreme". It should have been called "The World Is Not Enough". After seeing it, I felt that the movie was an allegory of the old world, a revolution that was created by a very "happy and naive" view of the old world. But, I realized that that was not the case, that this was the same type of "revolution" that had been created in the old world. That was why it was called "Saving Private Ryan", as it was about the old revolution, and the old world, and what was left of the old world. This is also why the scene in the church was so wrong, as it was totally unreal and showed the end of a revolution, as it did not show that what was left of the old world had been destroyed. In short, the movie was a propaganda movie, that showed the beginning of the end of a revolution that had been created by a very "happy and naive" view of the old world.

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This movie is one of the best movies of my life. It has a great story and the acting is awesome. It's the first time I've seen Rishi Kapoor in a movie and it was amazing. You can't look away from him and when you see him, it's like you're just there. The rest of the actors do a good job too. There's so much emotion in this movie that it's so emotional. It's one of my top five movies of all time and it has a very good message. It's very hard to find these days. Go and watch it because it's a great movie.

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Michelle Webb

You would have to be very much of a fan of the period to really like this movie, but if you are, you might want to check it out. It is a very entertaining movie that will have you laughing out loud at the very beginning, and after it is over, you will be laughing again. This movie is based on the true story of an American poet named Charles Foster Kane (played by Jack Nicholson in a marvelous performance by an Oscar winning actor). Kane was the subject of the novel by John Fowles which tells the story of his life and the downfall of his wife, Lucy Kane (played by Miriam Margolyes). The movie tells the story of how their marriage disintegrated into three separate episodes of chaos. The movie begins when Charles Foster Kane is arrested in Switzerland for defrauding a bank and his wife is forced to leave him. She spends the night with his brother in law (Jack Lemmon), and the next morning he takes her back to the States to try to defend his wife's honor and reputation. She is unable to get over the shock and goes back to the States to try and convince the public that she is innocent. Charlie seeks help from the son of the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Reverend Tompkins (played by Sidney Poitier) and he goes to stay with the family of the pastor and his family. Charlie realizes that Lucy has been affected by a bout of nervous illness and is unable to work. Tompkins decides to take care of Charlie's wife, and the family starts to have more and more problems. The movie is very entertaining, has a great cast, and is shot beautifully. It is the type of movie that anyone can enjoy, even if you don't have a love for the period or the period of American history. This is a movie that I can recommend to any and all who want to watch a movie that will make them laugh out loud. The movie is very well acted and directed, and the cinematography is wonderful. The music is perfect for this movie. It is the type of movie that is easy to watch and that is something that is not easy to find these days. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves a movie that is funny, entertaining, and something that makes you laugh.

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Andrew A.

I first became aware of this film in a dusty VHS copy purchased for a measly $.99 at a video store. I don't know why I would ever pay that much for a movie. Who really cares about plot? For me, it was all about an amazing portrait of the true grit of Depression America. It was a magnificent look at a time and place so often forgotten. At times I wondered if the screenwriter's intentions were actually to portray the life of an ailing WWII veteran. Instead, his long-winded comments had me hoping to hear him say that he didn't want to be remembered as the crippled guy with an obvious chip on his shoulder. However, the film is far more than a portrait of an ailing veteran. It is about the entire period from the mid to late 1930's to the mid 1940's and the terrible consequences of this time that have been never addressed in any cinematic work of art. The fact that the story line was kept to a minimum and allowed for the appearance of childhood memories of Depression era work, turned my stomach for a time, and I have watched the film numerous times. To this day, I can't remember many of the actors' names. I am not an expert of such matters, but I know that the only two who have been mentioned in the film are the two main characters, Teddy and Bob. (It's a shame the film's cast is made up of such unknowns.) I recommend this film to anyone who appreciates a moving film, a genuine portrait of a time and place so often forgotten, and who will be inspired by the author's words.

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This movie is brilliant! If you love movies like the wind in the garden and the woman in red, you will love this film. If you like movies that are honest and dirty, you will love this film. I know it seems like it, but I loved it. This is the best movie of 2009, and I can't wait for the next two. It's about a young man who decides to break out of prison to find his family. This movie is just not like other movies. There are no happy endings, or fake happy endings, because this is real life. I hope everyone gives this movie a chance, and as long as you can keep an open mind and appreciate that it is a true story, you will love it.

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Howard S.

A documentary film-novel in the same genre as "Porky's" but only for adults. Of course, that is a good thing, because no-one cares about that kind of films. This film is a great example of a movie that is really good at what it is supposed to be. "Porky's" is actually a documentary film about what happened in the life of popular comedian Porky The Pig. The story centers on how the Pig became famous. In this film, the Pig is portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones, one of the few funny actors in Hollywood. Tommy Lee Jones also plays the role of a comedic actor who is funny, sad and even at times serious. "Porky's" is a movie that is truly enjoyable to watch and it has lots of laughs. It's a simple story, but it's very entertaining.

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Ralph Silva

I was lucky enough to see this at the Sundance Film Festival, and it really impressed me. It is a gritty but beautiful portrait of the lives of an Irish family who, through their war, experience no peace but desperation. By the end of the film, we are suddenly reminded of how much people from other cultures love us and how much we can do for them. It is truly moving and I highly recommend it.

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Douglas A.

I first saw the film as a very young boy, when I had some time to kill after school, and this was my first time watching it. It was my first exposure to the work of director Ken Russell. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a look at a little boy's perspective of life in the American south. The film is very good in places, but the portrayal of a black family is better. The mother has a very dark and paranoid view of her family's past and the subsequent to the present situation is very realistic. I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a film about a little boy's view of life.