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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
Sarah Gadon ... Liz Jones
Susan Sarandon ... Grace Donovan
Kit Harington ... John F. Donovan
Thandie Newton ... Audrey Newhouse
Jared Keeso ... James Donovan
Kathy Bates ... Barbara Haggermaker
Michael Gambon ... Narrator
Ben Schnetzer ... Rupert Turner (Adult)
Amara Karan ... Mrs. Kureishi
Chris Zylka ... Will Jefford Jr.
Sam Taylor Buck ... Young Daniel
Díana Bermudez ... Concierge
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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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Drama

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Schnetzer and Sarah Gadon previously appeared together in Happy Town (2010). See more »

Quotes

Sam Turner: You are never to write to that man again, do you understand?
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Written by Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski
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It's ok
14 September 2019 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells quite a complex story about a man who recalls his correspondence with an actor when he was a child. The story is mostly about the actor, and it's quite sad. The number of famous faces is pretty amazing as well. It can do with a quicker pace, but overall it's ok to watch.


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