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Man in the Chair (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 January 2008 (UK)
Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica... See full summary »

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Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a mutual appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron enters a student film contest, though he lacks the resources of his peers. Learning that Flash is a retired Hollywood gaffer-and the only surviving crew member from Citizen Kane-Cameron follows him to his home at the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony of aging film folk set aside by the industry. A quirky fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help Cameron make his film, and, in doing so, change his life. Written by Mill Valley Film Festival Staff

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Christopher Plummer's character in the film has a significant relationship with Orson Welles. In reality the two actors worked together on Oedipus the King (1968) and Waterloo (1970). See more »

Goofs

In one of the "Citizen Kane" flashbacks, Orson Welles' name is misspelled on the clapper slate. See more »

Quotes

Flash Madden: [Taylor Moss wants to make changes to Cameron's film] You stick to your guns, kid. Don't let that prick Moss get you down.
Cameron Kincaid: Yeah, they call it... "creative differences".
Flash Madden: Yeah - you're creative, and he's different.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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All I Can Say
Performed by Zino & Tommy
Written by Haim Tzinovich (as Haim Zinowitch) & Tomer Biran
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1 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

Despite a compelling theme, some truly sparkling dialogue, and terrific performances by misters Plummer, Wagner, and Walsh, this film comes across rather uneven. The direction is heavy-handed, at times bordering on trite, the production design doesn't contribute much, and the photography is pretentious and annoying -- more appropriate to a music video, than a heartfelt drama. An older, more experienced DP could've made this infinitely more watchable! The script has a lot of potential, but could have, definitely, used another re-write (or two) and a bit of patching of some truly gaping holes, before going into production. The editing is, likewise, uninspired -- most of the shots linger a couple of beats too long, making the overall pace just tedious enough to lose tension.


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