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Manglehorn (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama | 3 June 2015 (France)
Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend.

Director:

David Gordon Green

Writer:

Paul Brad Logan (as Paul Logan)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Manglehorn
Holly Hunter ... Dawn
Harmony Korine ... Gary
Chris Messina ... Jacob
Skylar Gasper ... Kylie
Brian Mays Brian Mays ... Carl (as Brian D. Mays)
Herc Trevino Herc Trevino ... Robbie (as Herculano Trevino)
Angela Woods Angela Woods ... Steve
Marisa Varela ... Patricia
Sandy Avila ... Mother with Kid in Car
Jazzmin Delgado Jazzmin Delgado ... Jasmine
June Weber June Weber ... Cafeteria Cook
Carolyn Wickwire ... Checkout Lady
Tim Curry Tim Curry ... Singing Man
Lamonica Lewis Lamonica Lewis ... Singing Woman
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Storyline

A.J. Manglehorn is a reclusive Texas key-maker who spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost love. Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn whose interest in the eccentric Manglehorn may just be able to draw him out of his shell. Written by IFC Films

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sexual content and language, and for accident and surgery images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El señor Manglehorn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,000, 21 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$132,075, 19 July 2015
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the original script Manglehorn was a criminal who had gone straight. He met with his old partner who was hiding out in a senior citizen's home and his mysterious back story was explained. There was also a massacre at Dawn's bank and a massive earthquake that brought forth Clara. This was all edited out of the final film. See more »

Goofs

When Manglehorn has a conversation with the little girl in a park, the girl holds a yellow toy and eats ice cream. The amount of ice cream changes too quickly between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
A.J. Manglehorn: Manglehorn, who are we locking?
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Soundtracks

I Don't See You Anymore
Written by David V. Debiak (BMI)
Performed by New London Fire
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Most underrated movie of 2014? Possibly.
23 July 2015 | by mattiasflgrtll6See all my reviews

Out of all the roles Al Pacino has gotten in his career, that of A.J. Manglehorn must be his most unusual one to date. This might put people off (as I suspect is the case, given the mixed reviews), but you know what? I think it's one of his best performances. Life is never easy, especially when there's a big obstacle slowing you down from trying to get through it. Something that you keep thinking about, can't STOP thinking about, maybe don't even want to. And this is the case for Manglehorn. No matter how hopeless it is, how meaningless it is to keep pondering about it, he keeps writing letters to Clara, the long-lost love of his life. His contact with people is very limited and the only true friend he has is his cat. He's working as a locksmith, but doesn't feel like he contributes much to society. His sorta pal keeps talking about his new salon, which he doesn't care about. He doesn't see his son very often either.

He keeps being isolated because he doesn't see much meaning in life as Clara doesn't respond to his letters.

This was a very fine, down-to-earth little character study about a man with low self confidence and tough luck. And it was beautiful. The conversations flowed well and felt natural, the cinematography made great use of imagery to illustrate feelings and most of all did Al Pacino blow me away completely. It was to the point that he didn't even play a character, he was... anyone. Anyone you could happen to know. There are plenty of people out there like Manglehorn and this actor gave such a figure not only flesh and bones, but also intestines.

You'd have to be a fool to skip out on such a simple, yet special and poignant film.


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