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Chapter 27 (2007)

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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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Crime | Drama

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

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15 December 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

CapĂ­tulo 27  »

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Budget:

CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$55,704 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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Jared Leto gained 67 pounds for the role. At times he was confined to a wheelchair due to so much added weight. See more »

Quotes

[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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written by Loren Wilfong
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Not light summer entertainment, certainly
21 April 2007 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect of this movie, given the reviews that were all over the place. I was prepared for it to be dark, and for the narrative to not necessarily be straight-line. But... I wasn't prepared to like it as much as I did.

Yes, the movie doesn't give you any answers, that much of the criticism is true. But in the end, I think it's more satisfying that way. We get a little glimpse at a person who committed an inexplicable act, and maybe know a little more about him, but in the end, do we really understand? No. And that's fine. Sometimes we just DON'T know the answers to everything.

Jared Leto's performance is amazing, and well worth seeing even were the movie much worse than it is. He goes to some other place entirely, and shows us what it's like there - which, in my mind, IS great acting. Lindsey Lohan is quite good in her role, but the part is very limited - the movie belongs to Jared.

It's a shame this movie wasn't seen more widely; it certainly deserves to be.


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