Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Mar 2015)
Brief Synopsis – The story of how the famous actor Errol Flynn lived after his fame began to wane in the 1950’s.
My Take on it – We have all heard stories about how famous people live wild and dangerous lives due to their money and fame but this movie shows that even esteemed actors like Errol Flynn also fell into that trap.
Kevin Kline is amazing as the swashbuckling hero with Dakota Fanning playing his star struck underage girlfriend. It was a bit dusturbing seeing her in a ‘grown up’ role.
It was interesting watching the story of his life unravel but ultimately this isn’t a movie that I’d run to see again because it is mostly unmemorable despite it showing Flynn warts and all.
Bottom Line – Movie that pulls no punches when depicting how Flynn lived a very wild and dangerous life. Kline is amazing as always and it was strange watching Fanning as a grown up. Not the best biopic around but also not the worst.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Errol Flynn died at 50. Since the timeline depicted here is most certainly 1957, when he was 49, Kevin Kline is 18 years older (or more) than Flynn would have been during the events depicted. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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