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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

TV Movie  |  TV-MA  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  28 May 2012 (USA)
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

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We were good in war. And when there was no war, we made our own.


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28 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hemingvej i Gelhorn  »

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$19,500,000 (estimated)

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Ironically, Lars Ulrich who appears in this movie, is in the band Metallica. One of metallica's better songs For Whom The Bell Tolls, is based off the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name. See more »


During the scene at the hotel, after the bomb (51'23"), Hemingway is shown using a photographer's vest with a plastic zipper. These weren't made until the 60's. See more »


Ernest Hemingway: Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.
Ernest Hemingway: As a writer grows in public stature, he sheds his loneliness, and often his work deteriorates, for he does his work alone.
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Really not very good
2 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wanted to enjoy this film very much, and was looking forward to seeing it.

Unfortunately it doesn't deliver in any way other than visually. It was shot and edited beautifully, and had a lot of potential. But that's where it ends.

The story is boring and meandering, and never really gives you anything to sink your teeth into. The character development is shockingly superficial, as though we're automatically supposed to care about Hemingway and Gellhorn simply because they're Hemmingway and Gellhorn. Sadly, it just doesn't work like that; the notoriety of he subject matter isn't enough to carry the story without competent writing to back it up.

Ultimately we're left with a disappointingly empty portrayal of one of the most colorful and dynamic individuals in history.

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