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The Time Being (2012)

Not Rated | | Mystery | 23 July 2013 (USA)
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An artist meets a mysterious and wealthy benefactor and their relationship is not what it appears to be.

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Nenad Cicin-Sain
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Credited cast:
Sarah Paulson ... Sarah
Wes Bentley ... Daniel
Jeremy Allen White ... Gus
Corey Stoll ... Eric
Frank Langella ... Warner Dax
Ahna O'Reilly ... Olivia
Gina Gallego ... Anjelica
Mila Brener ... Winona
Ivan Shaw ... Officer
Aiden Lovekamp ... Marco
Megan Kuhlmann ... Nurse
Sandra Seacat ... Annette
Thurn Hoffman ... Henry
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An artist meets a mysterious and wealthy benefactor and their relationship is not what it appears to be.

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Mystery

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USA

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English

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Sarah Paulson and Wes Bentley also star together on American Horror Story. See more »

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Warner Dax: There's a part of me that feels a man has gotta just do the thing that wakes him up in the middle of the night - thinks he can't live without - he can't survive without.
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An Artist's Journey
13 September 2012 | by usherontheaisleSee all my reviews

Another masterful performance by stage and screen veteran Frank Langella, anchors this visually sumptuous but remote depiction of the relationship that begins when a selfish dying man hires a young struggling artist (Wes Bentley) for a series of enigmatic video assignments. A dull actor with intense eyes, Bentley brings very little energy to his role as a neglectful father and husband consumed by his love for the canvas. As a result, the drama remains tentative until the emotional heart of the film, a character played by Sarah Paulson,arrives towards the finale. The culminating set piece, involving Langella's final gift to his family is devastating in its emotional power and visual simplicity, but over all the film feels more of a cinematic exercise than a satisfying dramatic story.


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