Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
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..
When Mark lifts up the Time Machine and turns it on, you can hear the sound of the flux capacitor from the DeLorean of the "Back to the Future" trilogy. See more »
Talking with Nicol, Mark says that Deja Thoris has a magic glove that "can zap anyone she doesn't like 15 million light-years in the future".
A light-year is a unit of distance, not time: it's the distance covered by the light in a year. See more »
Cat Scratch Fever
Written & Performed by Ted Nugent
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement by Sony Music Entertainment See more »
Doesn't Feel Complete
It's probably necessary to watch the documentary about this story before watching Welcome to Marwen. So much is left out and/or incorrect that it makes the plot feel strange. I also feel like the story is told in a way that makes people less sympathetic for Mark. The movie focuses so much on awkward sexual things about Mark's art or life that it kind of paints him out to be a pervert. His obsession with women's shoes and their "essence" also seems incorrect. I'm also not fond of making his addiction into a doll and having that doll be the villain. Overall, Welcome to Marwen isn't a great movie. Steve Carell does a great job, but everything else is really just lackluster. I really had high hopes this could be up for an Academy Award, but I don't think that's going to happen now.
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