In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers,
The film interlaces two stories set fifty years apart, switching frequently between them. Each tells the story of a child's quest. In 1927, Rose runs away from her father's New Jersey home to find her mother/idol, the actress Lillian Mayhew. In 1977, recently orphaned Ben runs away from his Minnesota home in search of his father..
Millicent Simmonds, who plays Rose, had no prior professional acting experience. She was given the role after winning over Haynes and casting director Laura Rosenthal through her silent audition tape where she introduced herself and shared her thoughts through sign language followed by a poster containing the translation. See more »
When Ben enters the rotunda of the American Museum of Natural History, he walks past the mounted skeletons of the Allosaurus attacking a Barosaurus defending its young, as seen in the museum today. However, this exhibit was not mounted until 1991, and wouldn't have been seen in 1977. See more »
Incredibly slow and pointless for most of the film
Went to see the film without knowing anything about it except Julianne Moore being in it - normally a strong sell for me.
I was exceptionally close to walking out of the theater for over the first hour. Not because the performances were bad or anything, it was just... pointless. Devoid of drama, impetus, momentum. There was nothing. It was like watching a sophomore film-maker discovering his camera for the first time, and just "filming neat things".
There's about 25 minutes of good film in here, but that's what they should have made - a 25 minute short film.
Those 25 minutes were touching, but not as much as the thought of getting 2 hours of my life back.
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