Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
June Diane Raphael
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the "fellowship" apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
I have no intention to degrade or under-appreciate the movie itself, it was good. It follows Tolkien education and formation, as well as his love life. I believe it was inspiring, especially when the four boys got together and studied together, it somehow pushed my consciousness to be more dedicated to studying or adopt an attitude of constant improvement.
However.. and perhaps this turns out to be a personal preference (or call it fantasy if you like), I was expecting more of the writing itself, the post publishing life, his years as a professor. I was expecting more of his research, of his dedication, of his world building, of his... but some people find these things boring. Perhaps LOTR fans will relate.
From this point of view, I would rate the movie 1/10, because the actual writing that happens takes two to three minutes of the movie, which is sad, but I still want to believe the movie was quite good and that it catches key moment of Tolkien life that had a certain impact on his inspiration and world crafting.
For me, it just ended unexpectedly where I actually hoped it would start.
Looking forward for part 2. (cries in Elvish)
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