This is my 22nd of 31 reviews of Stephen King adaptations as part of the joint Blogathon that Darren (of Movie Reviews 101) and I are running this month in honor of the great horror writer.
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Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Oct 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A writer is visited by a strange man who accuses him of plagiarism and then begins to stalk him.
My Take on it – When I chose this movie as one of my choices for this blogathon, I had no idea what kind of story I was getting myself into.
About half way thru the movie, I realized that I knew what was gonna happen and at that point it hit me; I had read the book years ago and didn’t remember that fact at all.
I really liked the way that this movie goes quite deep into the many psychological and philosophical questions that writers encounter when they think of new ideas and in actuality also effects every one of us when we think of new ideas.
Johnny Depp and John Turturro are both very good here and to choose them as adversaries was a very interesting casting choice.
After watching this, it leaves you with so much to think about despite it being a relative;y simple story.
Bottom Line – Definitely delves into lots of interesting philosophical and psychological questions that all of us can possibly face when thinking about original ideas. Depp and Turturro are both really good here and are great as adversaries. Psychological thriller that makes you think a lot. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The movie’s premiere date was moved up a month to ride the coat-tails of Johnny Depp’s success in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) which earned him a SAG award and an Oscar nomination. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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