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An Actor Prepares (2018)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 31 August 2018 (USA)
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After suffering a heart attack, a world famous, hard-drinking actor is forced to drive cross country with his estranged son (who testified against him in his parents' divorce) on one last madcap adventure.

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Steve Clark
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Credited cast:
Jack Huston ... Adam
Jeremy Irons ... Atticus
Ben Schwartz ... Jimmy
Will Patton ... Wisdom
Matthew Modine ... Charlie
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Clementine
Colby Minifie ... Danielle
Poorna Jagannathan ... Dr. Fisher
Mamie Gummer ... Annabelle
Frankie Faison ... Deacon Frank Dodge
Judd Lormand ... Newscaster
Catherine Dyer ... Dorothea
Larry Pine ... Jack Dorner
Owen Harn ... Arnold
Lindsay Ayliffe ... Priest
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After suffering a heart attack, a world famous, hard-drinking actor is forced to drive cross country with his estranged son (who testified against him in his parents' divorce) on one last madcap adventure.

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When Atticus and his son first drive away in the blue Plymouth Barracuda , there is a California license plate on the front and a Georgia plate on the back, in later scenes there is California plates in front and back.... See more »

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Only Irons is having a good time here
18 June 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

In the #MeToo era of Hollywood's misogyny. An Actor Prepares would count as a prime exhibit.

Jeremy Irons plays Atticus Smith a hard living and hard drinking Oscar winning actor who has a heart attack while receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Unable to fly he has to drive cross country to attend his daughter's wedding. He is accompanied reluctantly by his estranged son Adam, an uptight feminist lecturer and documentary maker who seems to have a few problems of his own.

Smith is preparing to play god for his next role. Despite his health scare he is not prepared to give up his boozy lecherous lifestyle as he hits the road. He also regards Adam as a snitch who told his mom that dad was cheating on her.

Irons is having a ball playing the philandering Smith and he is certainly waves his balls about in front of his son as the viewer gets to see plenty of his rear.

Unfortunately Irons is the only person having fun in this movie. It is an unfunny road comedy with tired cliched characters.


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English

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31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$933, 2 September 2018

Gross USA:

$1,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,891
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