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Ivansxtc (2000)

 -  Drama  -  19 July 2002 (UK)
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Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.

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Cast

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Ivan Beckman
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Don West
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Danny McTeague
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Barry Oaks
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Charlotte White
Alison Taylor ...
Nurse Jackie
Joanne Duckman ...
Marcia Beckman
Robert Graham ...
Sid Beckman
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Rosemary Kramer
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Naomi (as Sarah Goldberg)
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Lucy Lawrence (as Morgan Vukovic)
Jay Lavender ...
Phil
Carol Rose ...
Judy Tarzana
Steve Dickman ...
Melvin
Wendy Rhoads ...
Missy
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Ivan Beckman, Hollywood's most sought after talent agent, the darling and crown prince of La-La Land is dead. How and why did it happen? Was it drugs, murder or excess, or perhaps something altogether more mundane? We begin with an ending and then catapult back a number of days to the apex of Ivan's brilliant career as he bags international megastar Don West onto his company's books, and then charts the highs, lows (and they are so very low) and extreme excesses of his final days. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Ivans xtc.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,544 (USA) (14 June 2002)

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$21,378 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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[Upon hearing of Ivan Beckman's death]
Don West: What, did he freebase his face off?
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3 stars (out of 4)
15 October 2002 | by (Silicon Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

The film begins with Ivan Beckman's death. He says, in a phone call heard as we see various hazy images of Los Angeles, that the pain was so great that he took every pill in the house. He also says that he tried to think of one image that could help him get through it.

He does *not* get through it. So next we see his funeral, at which a fight breaks out between a screenwriter, who has recently been fired from his film, and the star of the film. We also hear people questioning the cause of death. They have been told that Ivan died of lung cancer, but they all assume that it was really drugs that brought him down.

And then suddenly we have jumped back in time, to the last part of Ivan's life. Ivan (played by Danny Huston, son of John Huston) is a Hollywood agent. He's trying to make a movie happen and to land the star, Don West (Peter Weller), as a client. The actual content of the script isn't important to Ivan, but the deal is. Other significant characters include the screenwriter Danny McTeague (played by James Merendino, who really is a writer) and Ivan's girlfriend Charlotte White (Lisa Enos, who also helped write and produce the film).

This is not a Hollywood film. It was shot on high definition video and doesn't look as good as some other high definition films I've seen. This plus the so-so acting of some of the minor character actors made the film feel amateurish at first, but after a while I was able to forget about the mechanics and get inside the story.

It is also clearly not a Hollywood film because of its very negative portrayal of the people in show business. Ivan is seen as a heavy drug user who doesn't really care about the film, and Don West (the star) is even less likable.

But while the characters may not be likable, they are all quite interesting. And the lessons about life and death and what happens in between also make this a film I was glad to have seen.

Credits: There's a new trend these days of saving all of the credits for the end, including the names of the stars and even the title. This film is the complete opposite - all of the credits are at the beginning of the film, leaving only the soundtrack credits for the end. I don't think this means anything, unless the filmmakers thought people would be walking out early, but it seemed worth mentioning. The credits do affect the feel of a film.

Seen on 8/21/2002.


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