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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It was a romance born out of war...and later torn apart by it. This powerful drama recounts one of the great love stories of the 20th century: the relationship between literary giant Ernest Hemingway and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Written by Jwelch5742

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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)  »

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Hemingvej i Gelhorn  »

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$19,500,000 (estimated)
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James Gandolfini was originally attached to star as Ernest Hemingway but ended up as an executive producer. See more »

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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 »

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Ernest Hemingway: So what do you do, sophisticated?
Martha Gellhorn: What do I do? Lately, I've been seeing the world.
Ernest Hemingway: How is the world?
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References The Spanish Earth (1937) See more »

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A Shallow Attempt
5 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was really disappointed in this movie. The build up and anticipation for it was great. I had high expectations. With Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman leading the charge, it was Kaufman's to screw up, and screw it up he did.

The characters were shallow, but they fit right in with the ankle deep script. I thought the historic film gimmick was overplayed and laughable at times. Clive Owen tried his hardest to bring life to Stahl and Turner's straw-man. Hemingway never had any real motive and when it appeared that he might, it was abandoned. Nicole Kidman did a fine job as well, but it had to be long days and frustrating nights with the stiff dialogue. The supporting cast was lifeless, filled with assumptions, and caricatures of an era. Watching this film was like watching an artist that promised to paint you a masterpiece then he pulled out a mop. This was sloppy film-making and it started with the script and ended with the director. A poor showing for such a rich subject.


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