A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.
It was a romance born out of war...and later torn apart by it. This powerful drama recounts one of the great love stories of the 20th century: the relationship between literary giant Ernest Hemingway and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn.Written by
The first scene held between Hemingway and Gellhorn is set in Sloppy Joe's, still an incresibly popular bar and music venue in Key West. Sloppy Joe's has been open since 1933. See more »
When Brooklyn (Eric Michael Roy) arrives in Spain in 1937, he has a sticker on his guitar that reads, "This Guitar Kills Fascists." The sticker is a reference to one Woody Guthrie put on his guitar, which read "This Machine Kills Fascists," and which countless other folksingers have copied since. Guthrie, however, did not put the sticker on his own guitar until 1941. See more »
A truly miserable film that trades in posing, overacting and phony' hyperdramatic lines. It is Insipidly researched: a five-minute read of Wikipedia may seem adequate to the badly underdeveloped, but why would they be the audience for a film like this. It is clunkily written, in dialogue and in its scenarios. The film is unfair to Hemingway, reducing him to a loud bully conspicuously and constantly panicked about his manhood and ignoring the balance of his life and personality. It is unfair to dos Passos, portraying one who saw much combat and who was regularly passed over for literary prizes because of his conviction. making him appear to be a weak and feckless hanger-on. It is also unfair to Gellhorn, who was a truly great war correspondent.
The actor Clive Owen is quite an unfortunate choice to play Hemingway. Owen never sounds appropriate.
The film's author seems to have a grudge against Hemingway, too.
This seems aimed at no one past a high school freshman level. In fact, it seems to be written by three or four of them, and directed by the least tasteful of the group.
Is American movie-making deliberately getting dumber or are such movies just negligent.
32 of 45 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this