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The Humbling (2014)

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A stage actor who is slowly losing his mind engages in a relationship with a sexually confused younger woman.

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writers:

Buck Henry (screenplay), Michal Zebede (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Simon
Greta Gerwig ... Pegeen
Nina Arianda ... Sybil
Charles Grodin ... Jerry
Mary Louise Wilson ... Mrs. Rutledge
Dan Hedaya ... Asa
Dianne Wiest ... Carol
Billy Porter ... Prince
Li Jun Li ... Tracy
Lance Roberts ... Walter
Kyra Sedgwick ... Louise
Victor Cruz ... Security Guard
Derrick Arthur ... Techie
Steve Rosen ... Stage Manager
Andrea Barnes ... Nurse
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Storyline

Simon is an aging actor who suffers from bouts of dementia. He is institutionalized after an incident during a Broadway play, then returns home, where he contemplates suicide in Hemingway style. When he embarks upon an affair with an ex-girlfriend's amoral bisexual daughter, Pegeen his world starts to fall apart. It ends on stage, with even Axler's audience and fellow actors unsure what's real and what's not. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Suicide is the role you write for yourself.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual material, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Act See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$399,666
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Humbling is a 2014 comedy-drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede. See more »

Quotes

Simon Axler: Three quarters of the things we do in life are mistakes!
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Connections

References Shane (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Circlesong 6
Performed By Bobby McFerrin
Written By Bobby McFerrin
Courtesy Of Sony Classical
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Humbling with Courage
22 April 2018 | by totalwonderSee all my reviews

Let me say immediately that I loved it or to be more precise, I loved him in it and by him I mean Al Pacino. An act of generosity a profoundly moving performance. I connected immediately with his disconnection. Al Pacino, through his character, is telling us something personal, something important. Yes, it became personal to me, important to me. How rewarding to be able to say that, to feel that about the work of one of the giants of the XXth Century and counting. Thank you Mr Pacino, thank you very much.


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