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Leo (2002)

R | | Drama | 12 March 2004 (UK)
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A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

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Mehdi Norowzian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Fiennes ... Stephen
Elisabeth Shue ... Mary Bloom
Justin Chambers ... Ryan Eames
Sam Shepard ... Vic
Dennis Hopper ... Horace
Deborah Kara Unger ... Caroline
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Brynne
Jake Weber ... Ben Bloom
Davis Sweatt Davis Sweatt ... Leopold - age 11
James Middleton James Middleton ... Louis
Don Henderson Baker ... Jack (as Don Baker)
David Burke David Burke ... Thomas Kingsley
Amie Quigley Amie Quigley ... Ruth Livingston
Andrew Ruse ... Mark
Zac Epstein Zac Epstein ... Kid #1
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A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

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The boy you were is not the man you are.

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Drama

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and violent content | See all certifications »
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Goofs

A letter addressed to Oxford, Mississippi, clearly has the ZIP Code 64933. The ZIP Code for Oxford, Mississippi, is 38655. There is no city with the ZIP shown in the film; ZIP's beginning with "649" would be near Kansas City, Missouri. See more »

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Predictable, but in a good way
12 May 2010 | by hylinskiSee all my reviews

Joseph Fiennes is a fine actor, and the consistency of his performance is very much the centrepiece of this movie. There are elements of the script which don't seem as coherent, but I could gloss over these because of his consistency.

I like the look of the movie, and the direction costumes and sets complemented each other well, and this was maintained in recounting present day and 'flashback' experiences.

There are comparisons to other films which could be made, especially to Blue Velvet. Indeed Dennis Hopper could have made the two films without changing stride. And Fiennes' character is similar to that played by his brother Ralph in Cronenberg's masterpiece Spider, without the same degree of madness.

I picked up fairly early on the way the plot would head, and I was right. The late novelist Kurt Vonnegut used to often tell the reader how the book would end in the first chapters, and yet the books were compelling. I found this equally so.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Leopold Bloom See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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