Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his porn magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kimberly Williams-Paisley auditioned for the role of Althea Leasure but upon learning about the nudity the role required, she took herself out of the running. See more »
When Larry first meets Alan, he assumes he is 22 years old. It is impossible for someone to complete law school at that young age. See more »
[In Alan's office]
I don't understand why they singled me out
This case is bigger than just you and your magazine in your case what's a little more troubling is this "organized crime" charge
Organized crime? Larry's not in the mob
I've got to ask you this one time: do you have any connection to organized crime?
Then this is a completely bullshit charge but we have to take this seriously because you can conceivably looking at seven to twenty five years in prison.
My cousin Bobby ...
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"The People vs. Larry Flynt" is already 8 years old, and the subject it talks about is even older, but it still hasn't lost anything of it's relevance. This isn't a movie about Larry Flynt, the porn king. It's more a movie about the right to say what you want to say, without having to think of every person's opinion first.
You may not like the man or what he stands for, but at least he has the guts to stand up for what he believes in. He defends his right to speak freely and doesn't mind kicking against the shins of the ultra conservative Christians. In a way today's America needs more people like him instead of acting like a bunch of sheep being brought to the slaughterhouse by their government...
The acting in the movie is very good, but especially Woody Harrelson as Larry Flynt and Edward Norton as his lawyer were excellent. Courtney Love isn't really an actress, but still did a good job (not that hard to do when you play a role that you are quite familiar with in your own life.)
All in all this is a very enjoyable movie that will be loved by some and hated by many. Personally I liked it and I give it a 7.5/10
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