A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.
An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case, and a mysterious woman, whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.
Three blue-collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash and make a plan to keep their find from the authorities, but it isn't long before complications and mistrust weave their way into the plan.
Billy Bob Thornton,
I must confess that I watched this film with some trepidation. I had some preconceived notions about what the film would be like, and fortunately I was completely wrong. This film is well-directed, well-acted, stylish, and has a lot of heart. Ian McKellan plays director James Whale with near perfection, and Brandon Fraser and Lynne Redgrave throw in two almost equally done performances. The life of James Whale was one of many different facets and this film pays homage to most of those facets rather than just focussing on one. The film was done in taste considering the content, and again I must applaud the acting which was top-notch. Yes, much of the film deals with Whales lifestyle and the fact that he was a homosexual, but much of the film also centers on Whale's work with the Universal pictures with some astounding flashbacks. There is a great, witty sense of humour pervading the whole film, as well as many horror genre allusions. A thoroughly enjoyable look into the life of one of the horror genre's greatest directors.
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