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Welcome to Marwen (2018)

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A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

Robert Zemeckis (screenplay by), Caroline Thompson (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Mark Hogancamp / Cap'n Hogie
Falk Hentschel ... Captain Topf / Louis
Matt O'Leary ... Lieutenant Benz / Carl
Nikolai Witschl ... Rudolph / Rudy
Patrick Roccas ... Stefan / Stevie
Alexander Lowe ... Werner / Vern
Eiza González ... Carlala (as Eiza Gonzalez)
Leslie Zemeckis ... Suzette
Merritt Wever ... Roberta
Gwendoline Christie ... Anna
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Wendy
Janelle Monáe ... GI Julie
Leslie Mann ... Nicol
Neil Jackson ... Kurt / Major Meyer
Samantha Hum ... Therapy Tech
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Storyline

On April 8, 2000, aspiring artist Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) became a victim of a violent assault when five men beat him up and left him for dead. Following the attack, Mark was left with little to no memory of his previous life due to brain damage inflicted by his attackers. In a desperate attempt to regain his memories, Hogancamp constructs a miniature World War II village called Marwen in his yard to help in his recovery. Unfortunately, Mark's demons come back to haunt him when he's asked to testify against the five men that attacked him..

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence, some disturbing images, brief suggestive content, thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Women of Marwen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,366,560, 23 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,763,520, 17 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,463,520, 17 January 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Deja Thoris, one of the characters in the movie, shares her name with a main character from Edgar Rice Burroughs series of books about John Carter, Warlord of Mars. See more »

Goofs

Mark tells Nicol dolls cannot close their eyes. Yet there are some instances later on where Nichol has her eyes closed. See more »

Quotes

GI Julie: [teaching Mark how to walk again] One foot in front of the other. You got it, Mark. You got...
Mark Hogancamp: [Mark stumbles and falls] It hurts like hell!
GI Julie: Relax, Mark, you got to embrace that pain. You've got love the pain. The pain is a rocket fuel.
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Connections

References Back to the Future Part II (1989) See more »

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Written & Performed by Joni Mitchell
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By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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The trouble with expectations..
27 March 2019 | by ddcraverSee all my reviews

This film may have less in common with the documentary it's based on than what many were expecting. I suspect this may be a primary reason for the less than glowing audience response.

I had seen the documentary prior to screening this film and, like others, struggled (at least initially) with recalibrating to Zemeckis's vision for this tale. For the record, if you haven't seen the documentary yet, i'd suggest waiting until after you've seen this film. The two films, while being based on the same story, differ significantly. The theatrical, quasi-fictional, version probably goes down way easier when preceded with little or no expectations.. and having seen, and potentially enjoyed, this quasi-fictional version first, it may also heighten the satisfaction of documentary film it's based on.

Had I been able to, I'd have given it a 6.5 based largely on the performances and overall production value.. unfortunately, I couldn't.. and my gut assures me it probably isn't a 7.


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