MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 28 this week

Rage (I) (2009)

 -  Drama  -  21 September 2009 (USA)
4.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.7/10 from 798 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 26 critic

A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 256 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
a list of 4 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 43 images
created 11 Jun 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rage (2009)

Rage (2009) on IMDb 4.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rage.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sleuth (2007)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Director: Steven Zaillian
Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet
360 (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

Director: Fernando Meirelles
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins
Repo Men (2010)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik
Stars: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman
Alfie (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A cockney womanizer learns the hard way about the dangers of his actions.

Director: Charles Shyer
Stars: Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon
Closer I (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga
Adventure | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jed
...
...
Edit

Storyline

A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rage  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

For her role as Mona, Judi Dench had to learn how to roll and smoke a spliff (joint with marijuana and tobacco). See more »

Quotes

Mona Carvell: Fashion is not an art form. If it's anything at all, it's pornography, to which millions are addicted. Hopelessly addicted.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Another Crisp and Controversial Film from the Gifterd Sally Potter
12 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sally Potter takes chances. There are so many unique aspects of this film that reviewing it is difficult. The major aspects of the film include the very au courant 'rage' of blogging as a means of communication, the 'rage' to stay young and in fashion (that almost daily changing series of fads of what is in and what is out), the 'rage' of focusing everyone's attention on celebrity antics including drugs and death, the 'rage' to buy everything (if you don't own it and it looks like it is going to be popular then buy it), the 'rage' of climbing into the media world, be it film, fashion, television searching for that promised 15 minutes of fame, the 'rage' of PR, minding the selling promotion of a product without concern of its value, the 'rage' of creating new fragrances with a special name for fame, and the 'rage' for maintaining a wealthy or famous class and a poor or service class. Potter manages to take us through all of these phases with brilliant writing, fascinating character studies, experimental lighting and photography, and one of the best uses of color fields ever on film.

The premise is simple yet strong. A blogger named Michelangelo follows the backstage proceedings of a New York Fashion Show: we never see him, we see only his daily blog entry and the images of the interviewees through his cellphone camera - the individuals all are part of the hyped fashion show cum ramp walk of fashionista Merlin (Simon Abkarian) who designed the clothes, Miss Roth (Dianne Wiest) who owns the company, Mona Carvell (Judi Dench) the fashion critic who writes for the media coverage, Otto (Jakob Cedergren) who works managing PR, Mr. White (Bob Balaban) who directs the show until he is replaced by the overeducated image builder Dwight Angel (Patrick J. Adams), Frank (Steve Buscemi) a hard nosed photographer who has spent better time on the war fronts in the Middle East taking 'meaningful pictures', financier Tiny Diamonds (Eddie Izzard) who buys everything he wants including his bodyguard Jed (John Leguizamo), models Minx (Jude Law in drag) and Lettuce Leaf (Lily Cole), pizza delivery boy transformed in to model Vijay (Riz Ahmed), and Anita de Los Angeles (Adriana Barraza) the seamstress who simply wants to remain invisible. Two deaths occur - one car accident and one shooting - and that brings in Detective Homer (David Oyelowo) who investigates while displaying his own brand of Shakespeare to the blogger's cellphone camera.

All of this complex story happens in the form of interviews - each star is dressed in well designed clothes and each poses in front of various colored screens. The ending of the interview brings the whole experience together. Potter's immaculate and imaginative script gives each one of these gifted actors room to shine in a one person act. It just simply works and never for a moment does it become dull. Sally Potter gave us 'Orlando', 'Yes', 'The Man Who Cried', and 'The Tango Lesson'. She is one of the most imaginative and skilled writer/director units in the business.

Grady Harp


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
THIS FILM IS ABOUT THE WORST THING I'VE EVER SEEN Lemmywinks616
Stephen King book? pritchardtr
more than total s..t!!! amag7
What is it with most of you? patty84
what's the story - Jude is now listed as Minx! askletour
New name RAGE GREAT world premiere at Berlinnale askletour
Discuss Rage (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page