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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

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A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

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Xavier Dolan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Natalie Portman ... Sam Turner
Jacob Tremblay ... Rupert Turner
Emily Hampshire ... Amy Bosworth
Kit Harington ... John F. Donovan
Sarah Gadon ... Liz Jones
Susan Sarandon ... Grace Donovan
Jared Keeso ... James Donovan
Thandie Newton ... Audrey Newhouse
Michael Gambon ... Narrator
Kathy Bates ... Barbara Haggermaker
Ben Schnetzer ... Rupert Turner (Adult)
Chris Zylka ... Will Jefford Jr.
Amara Karan ... Mrs. Kureishi
Sam Taylor Buck ... Young Daniel
Douglas Rankine ... Policeman
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A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,340, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$131,955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,284,840
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As he dubbed a lot of actors in French-Canadian versions of many international movies, director Xavier Dolan dubbed the voice of Kit Harrington in its Quebec-made French version. See more »

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Referenced in WatchMojo: Top 10 Actors Completely Cut from Movies (2018) See more »

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Written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Florence + The Machine
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Well done
12 September 2019 | by info-569-1968See all my reviews

I had been wanted to watch this and then read the reviews and thought I wouldn't bother. I only ended up putting this movie on as I'd seen everything else and couldn't sleep. Did I watch the same movie as the people who hated it? I understand each to their own but for me the acting was great and the story would have resonated with so many different people on many levels. A rare script to have so many great actors in it so they obviously saw the wow factor.


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