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

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A decade after the death of an American television star, a young actor reminisces about 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 overview, first billed only:
Kit Harington ... John F. Donovan
Natalie Portman ... Sam Turner
Jacob Tremblay ... Rupert Turner
Susan Sarandon ... Grace Donovan
Kathy Bates ... Barbara Haggermaker
Ben Schnetzer ... Rupert Turner (21 Y.O.)
Thandie Newton ... Journalist
Jared Keeso ... James Donovan
Chris Zylka ... Will Jefford Jr.
Amara Karan ... Mrs. Kureishi
Emily Hampshire ... Amy Bosworth
Michael Gambon ... Man in Diner
Sarah Gadon ... Liz Jones
Susan Almgren Susan Almgren ... Aunt Faith
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Aunt Anne
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A decade after the death of an American television star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he shared with him, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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

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Audrey Newhouse: This last letter suggests he was full of hope...
Rupert Turner: Which is why I am sure you will understand that, for obvious reasons, that is the version that I chose to believe.
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References The Secret Garden (1993) See more »

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Rolling In the Deep
Written by Adele and Paul Epworth
Performed by Adele
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The worst movie of Dolan
18 April 2020 | by lydiakaragiannopoulouSee all my reviews

Something went very bad with this movie I guess is not good taking out one of the main characters like jessica chastain out of the movie in the last minute.It is an interesting story but is so messy and the bad acting of main actor making it so plain and tasteless.After seeing the rest of Dolan's movie I think this is the worst by far.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English | Czech

Release Date:

13 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Death & 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:

$152,713

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,326,364
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2.35 : 1
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