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Chapter 27 (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  15 December 2007 (Japan)
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A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.

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A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon.

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No one can survive becoming a legend. See more »

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,910 (USA) (28 March 2008)

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$55,704 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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Jared Leto who plays John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, would go on to play the role of Nemo Nobody in the film Mr. Nobody (2009) 'Nemo' was the nickname given to Mark David Chapman while attending summer camp at age 16. See more »

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[first lines]
Mark David Chapman: I believe in Holden Caulfield. And in the book, and what he was saying, what he was saying to a lost generation of phony people.
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In the credits, all of the people are credited for their characters, however the final listings are as follows: John Lennon..................Mark Lindsay Chapman and Jared Leto See more »

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Written by Anthony Marinelli, Rich Price, Clint Bennett (as Clinton Bennett),
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26 January 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Just caught the world premiere at Sundance tonight. At the Question and Answer with the director and lead actor, the audience asked two categories of questions. Either, "what drove you to make this movie" and "what did you learn about Chapman that is not already known" on one hand or "how many pounds did Jared Lito gain/lose to play the part" on the other. The actor Jared had more to say about the hardship of the physical aspects of this role than the director Jared had to say about the "why" of the movie other than some vague attempt to humanize Mark David Chapman and to show that his motivation apparently came from his sick adherence to the words of John Lennon and Salinger's Catcher In The Rye.

But such is already common knowledge gleaned from any standard article written about Chapman's murder of Lennon along with his last few days up until the shooting. The director admitted to no contact from the Lennon family or even with Chapman himself--why humanize someone you don't even care to meet? So, the audience wondered, what was the point? No wonder the most interesting thing to the audience the film was Jared the actor's weight commitment to the role.

Excellent acting throughout, especially Ms. Lohan's work, and solid technical film-making. But nothing interesting, thoughtful, insightful, exposing or illuminating to see.

A film about a madman causing pain and grief to a someone and their family, or in this case to millions worldwide, that sheds light as to how such person got to such a state is one thing, but one that that does nothing but execute a common knowledge play-by-play of the killer's last few days, a "Passion of the Chapman" if you will--and even that gives this film too much credit--does not seem to have a reason except possibly dull sensationalism. I say dull because, if not, wouldn't such a film have been made over twenty years ago?

A well done, well acted wasteful drag of a movie.


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