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The Chaperone (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 March 2019 (USA)
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In the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New York City.

Director:

Michael Engler

Writers:

Julian Fellowes (screenplay by), Laura Moriarty (based on the book by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Miranda Otto ... Ruth St. Dennis
Haley Lu Richardson ... Louise Brooks
Elizabeth McGovern ... Norma
Blythe Danner ... Mary O'Dell
Campbell Scott ... Alan Carlisle
Victoria Hill ... Myra Brooks
Géza Röhrig ... Joseph
Matt McGrath ... Raymond
Nancy Ellen Shore ... Train Cafe Patron
Robert Fairchild ... Ted Shawn
Andrew Burnap ... Floyd
Ellen Toland ... Greta
Jonathan Walker ... Leonard Brooks
Bill Hoag ... Jack
Craig Geraghty ... Taxi Driver
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In this handsome period piece perfectly suited for cinephiles of all stripes, director Michael Engler (Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Six Feet Under) and screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) bring a fascinating slice of pre-Hollywood history to light in a coming-of-age story centering on the relationship between the young, free-spirited and soon-to-be international screen starlet Louise Brooks (a riveting, high-intensity Haley Lu Richardson) and her tee-totalling chaperone (a wonderfully nuanced Elizabeth McGovern). On their journey from the conservative confines of Wichita Kansas to the flash and sizzle of New York City, both women are driven by a kindred desire for self-discovery and liberation from the past. Based on the book by Laura Moriarty and anchored by a superb supporting cast (Miranda Otto, Géza Röhrig, and Blythe Danner in a key cameo), The Chaperone is a sensitive, resonant, and illuminating tale of women's lives in the early 20th century.

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One Trip Can Change Everything

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$214,764, 21 April 2019
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Although it is not identified as such, the musical that Norma and Louise attend is Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's "Shuffle Along." See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Just Wild About Harry
Lyrics by Noble Sissle
Music by Eubie Blake
Sung by Lilias White
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13 April 2019 | by conway3000See all my reviews

This movie written by Julian Fellows was even better than anticipated! The two lead actresses of Elizabeth McGovern and Haley Lu Richardson were perfectly cast-especially Haley Lu as a young Louise Brooks. There was also some great small roles filled by Blythe Danner, Campbell Scott and Miranda Otto. Each of these actors played a small but pivotal role. I look forward to see Haley Lu Richardson in other roles.


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